Hay prices are dollars per ton or dollars per bale when sold to retail outlets. Basis is current delivery FOB barn or stack, or delivered customer as indicated. Grade guidelines used in this report have the following relationship to Relative Feed Value (RFV), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), TDN (Total Digestible Nutrients), or Crude Protein (CP) test numbers:

Grade RFV ADF TDN CP Supreme 185+ Premium 170-185 27-29 54.5-55.9 20-22 Good 150-170 29-32 52.5-54.5 18-20 Fair 130-150 32-35 50.5-52.5 16-18

WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY

(Columbia Basin)

(USDA Market News)

Dec. 7

Tons: 11,350 Last Week: 28,600 Last Year: 3100

Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic steady.

Trade active with good demand as more interest was shown by exporters and feeder hay buyers. Exporters are buying fully wrapped hay. Feeder hay is scarce. Larger alfalfa farms in Saudi Arabia will not be able to use water for irrigation starting in mid-December, according to sources, which has spurred more demand for West Coast alfalfa hay. Retail/Feed store firm in a light test. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses.

Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Mid Square

Premium/Supreme 800 200.00-210.00 205.31 Tarped

Good 10,225 180.00-180.00 180.00 Export

225 150.00-165.00 158.33 Tarped

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Small Square

Premium 100 260.00-260.00 260.00 Retail/Stable

OREGON HAY

(USDA Market News)

Dec. 7

Compared to Nov 30: Prices trended steady to higher compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Upcoming holidays have slowed sales. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Some growers are sold out for this crop year.

Tons: 4485 Last Week: 11,135 Last Year: 1094

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Orchard Grass

Small Square

Premium 6 230.00-250.00 240.00

Prairie Grass

Mid Square

Premium 50 215.00-215.00 215.00

Klamath Basin:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Large Square

Premium 250 210.00-210.00 210.00

Alfalfa

Mid Square

Good 100 160.00-160.00 160.00 Rain Damage

Alfalfa

Small Square

Premium 100 200.00-200.00 200.00

Lake County:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Large Square

Supreme 2400 210.00-210.00 210.00

1500 250.00-250.00 250.00 Organic

Premium/Supreme 34 200.00-200.00 200.00

Alfalfa

Mid Square

Premium 15 200.00-200.00 200.00

Good 30 150.00-150.00 150.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Dec. 7

Tons: 2885 Last Week: 4700 Last Year: 1650

Compared last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test.

Trade slow with good demand especially for Feeder and Organic Alfalfa as demand exceeds supply at this time of the year. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Mid Square

Premium 725 170.00-170.00 170.00 Export

Good 800 160.00-160.00 160.00

235 195.00-195.00 195.00 Organic

Fair 1125 160.00-160.00 160.00 Organic

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Dec. 7

Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Region

6 has hay to be cut, but with the storm that went thru this week they have to wait for the mud puddles to dry up before getting into the fields. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

Tons: 7950 Last Week: 1805 Last Year: 2425

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Supreme 300 300.00-300.00 300.00 Del

Good/Premium 200 280.00-280.00 280.00 Del

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Supreme 1200 285.00-285.00 285.00 Del

575 260.00-260.00 260.00 Del Organic

175 295.00-295.00 295.00 Del Very High Testing

Premium 100 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable

3500 245.00-265.00 255.00 Del

Fair/Good 800 228.00-228.00 228.00 Del

825 225.00-225.00 225.00 Del Organic

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 25 170.00-170.00 170.00

Region 4: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 5: Southern California:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Premium 175 275.00-275.00 275.00 Retail/Stable

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good 25 275.00-275.00 275.00 Retail/Stable

Region 6: Southeast California:

Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments

Alfalfa

Premium 50 245.00-245.00 245.00 Retail/Stable

The following are the counties included in each region:

Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.

Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,

Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.

Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.

Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.

Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.

Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.

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