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:
|Supreme||under 27||under 34||over 185||over 62||over 55.9||over 22|
|Utility||over 35||over 44||under 130||under 56||under 50.5||under 16|
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin)
Weekly Hay Report
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
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
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.