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 
April 19
Tons:  600    Last Week:  0    Last Year:  50,199   
   Compared to two weeks ago Friday, All grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic 
steady in a light test. Trade remains slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies 
are in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  No confirmed sales on 
any new crop contracts. 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      250   240.00-240.00   240.00     Export            
      Fair/Good         250   230.00-230.00   230.00     Export            
      Utility/Fair      100   160.00-160.00   160.00     Bottom Bales   
Oregon Weekly Hay Report   
April 19
Compared to April 12:  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.  Recent rains in growing
and shipping areas have slowed sales this week.  All sales in this report 
are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out for this crop year.                                                                           

Tons:  1606    Last Week:  1284    Last Year:  276                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  44  240.00-250.00  245.68     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             55  195.00-195.00  195.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow/Fescue Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair/Good                17  145.00-145.00  145.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme        1300  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          60  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                     30  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
April 19
Tons:  66,150    Last Week:  0    Last Year:  950    

    Compared to two weeks ago: Domestic Alfalfa firm on new crop contracts. 
Trade active on new crop contracts. 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/Supreme   30,000   170.00-170.00   170.00     Contracted       
                          1500   130.00-130.00   130.00     Standing New Crop
      Fair/Good         30,000   140.00-140.00   140.00     Contracted       
                          1500   130.00-130.00   130.00     Standing New Crop
                           150   160.00-160.00   160.00     Tarped           
      Utility/Fair        3000   130.00-140.00   135.00                     
California Hay Report
April 19
Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report April 15, 2019, temperatures for the week 
were above average for the most part across California. The Sierras experienced 
scattered showers and maintained above-average snow depth, while temperatures 
reached as high as 100 in the desert.  Temperature lows ranged from the upper 
20s to mid-40s in the Sierras, 30s to high 60s in the desert, high 30s to low 
60s along the coast, and low 40s to low 50s in the valley. Temperature highs 
ranged from mid 40s to low 70s in the Sierras, mid 50s to high 80s in along the 
coast, mid 60s to mid-80s in the valley, and low 60s to low 100s in the desert.  
In Tulare County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being 
cut. Spring silage continued to be planted.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  6220    Last Week:  3975    Last Year:  6075                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.                                                  

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 800  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   
                             1000  285.00-285.00  285.00 Del Very High Testing 
      Premium                 800  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 270  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1600  220.00-225.00  223.13                       
      Premium/Supreme        1500  215.00-215.00  215.00                       

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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