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 ADF NDF RFV TDN-100% TDN-90% CP-100% 
 Supreme under 27 under 34 over 185 over 62  over 55.9  over 22
 Premium 27-29  34-36 170-185 60.5-62 54.5-55.9 20-22
 Good 29-32 36-40 150-170 58-60 52.5-54.5 18-20
 Fair 32-35  40-44 130-150 56-58 50.5-52.5 16-18
 Utility over 35 over 44 under 130 under 56 under 50.5 under 16
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin)  
Weekly Hay Report 
May 3
Tons:  5325    Last Week:  275    Last Year:  24,650    

   Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa for export steady in a light 
test. Trade slow to moderate. Demand good. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  
Some parts of the trade area are planning on harvesting 1st cutting new crop next 
week if conditions are right. First new crop export contracts reported this week. 
The cutoff RFV test for export Alfalfa is 135.1 or better for the higher prices, 
lower than 135.1 RFV is for the discounted prices. 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                                                           
      Good/Premium     1000   178.00-178.00  178.00     Contracted, Export, NC
                        650   215.00-220.00  217.31     Tarped            
      Good              675   200.00-205.00  202.22     Tarped            
      Fair/Good        1000   175.00-175.00  175.00     Contracted, Export, NC
      Utility/Fair     2000   160.00-165.00  162.50     Contracted, Export, NC
Oregon Weekly Hay Report   
May 3
Compared to Apr 26:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Almost all feeder hay qualities are sold out, so customers needing feeder
hay have been forced to purchase higher qualities.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop year.  

Tons:  151    Last Week:  424    Last Year:  191                               

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   2  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  28  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  20  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     26  180.00-180.00  180.00     Organic, Grassy   

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.            
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
May 3
Tons:  5920    Last Week:  630    Last Year:  500 

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic old crop Alfalfa weak as producers attempt 
to liquidate supplies before new crop. Trade slow to moderate as more contracting 
of new crop was reported this week. Demand remains good. Retail/Feed store not 
tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless 
otherwise stated.  
 
                    Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Mid Square                                                            
      Premium       1000   170.00-170.00   170.00     Contracted, New Crop
                    1500   160.00-170.00   161.50     Tarped            
      Good          1000   160.00-160.00   160.00     Contracted, New Crop
                     420   140.00-160.00   145.71     Tarped            
      Fair          1000   140.00-140.00   140.00     Contracted, Rain, NC
      Utility       1000   130.00-130.00   130.00     Contracted, Weedy, NC
California Hay Report
May 3
Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report April 28, 2019, temperature highs ranged 
from low 60s to low 80s in the mountain region, high 50s to low 90s along the 
coast, low 70s to high 90s in the valley, and mid-70s to mid-100s in the desert.  
Temperature lows ranged from low 30s to high 50s in the mountain region, high 
30s to low 60s along the coast, mid 40s to high 60s in the valley, and mid-30s 
to mid-70s in the desert.  Dry farmed grain continued to be cut in San Luis 
Obispo. In Tulare, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were 
being cut. Corn and cotton continued to be planted. Hay is reported FOB the 
stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  8150    Last Week:  6120    Last Year:  7985                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium            200  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair/Good                75  130.00-130.00  130.00     Rain Damage       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 230  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     50  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 100  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 520  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          
      Premium/Supreme         800  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
                              600  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          
                              325  220.00-260.00  223.08     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Old Crop          
      Fair/Good               100  160.00-160.00  160.00     Dirty New Crop     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     50  130.00-130.00  130.00     New Crop          

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 360  245.00-250.00  247.50     New Crop          
                              500  290.00-290.00  290.00 Del Very High Testing 
      Good/Premium            150  230.00-230.00  230.00     New Crop          
                              700  235.00-235.00  235.00     Weedy             
      Fair/Good                50  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              
      Premium/Supreme          25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  220.00-225.00  222.50                       
                              565  225.00-225.00  225.00     Export            
      Premium                 400  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
                              750  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            
                              200  195.00-195.00  195.00     Wind damage       
                              100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
                              600  210.00-215.00  214.17     Barn Stored      

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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