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 5
Tons:  6775    Last Week:  1550    Last Year:  1400
Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until 
April, 19. 
Compared to March 29: All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Export sources report that the Japan Hay market is dropping on all products. Most exporters are lowering Timothy by 25.00-40.00/ton to stimulate demand because exporter owned inventory is too high. Grass straw and Alfalfa are better but still show a softer trend. Retail/Feed store steady. 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 Supreme 1600 235.00-240.00 238.44 Tarped Premium 1100 255.00-255.00 255.00 Del Tarped Good 4050 185.00-215.00 185.37 Tarped Timothy Grass Small Square Fair/Good 25 220.00-220.00 220.00 Retail/Stable
Oregon Weekly Hay Report   
April 5
Compared to March 29:  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:  821    Last Week:  405    Last Year:  1154                              
Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   8  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   8  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    100  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  175.00-185.00  181.67     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 250  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  30  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                               60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
 Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             60  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
April 5
Tons:  1000   Last Week:  15000    Last Year:  1100
Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until 
April 19.

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade near 
standstill. 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                                                                 
      Good            1000  160.00-160.00        160.00    Tarped  
California Hay Report
April 5
Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report April 1 low pressure moved 
across the northern part of the state bringing rain as well as some light snow 
at the higher elevations of the Sierras.  Temperature lows ranged from the 20s 
to upper 40s in the Sierras and the desert, low 30s to low 60s along the coast, 
and upper 30s to mid-50s in the Central Valley. Temperature highs ranged from 
upper 30s to high 60s in the Sierras, low 50s to low 80s in the valley, low 50s 
to the 80s along the coast, and low 60s to high 80s in the desert.  In Tulare 
County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being cut. 
Spring silage began planting in fields.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  3125    Last Week:  4970    Last Year:  3575                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  50  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    100   87.50-87.50    87.50     Erosion Control   
                               50   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  240.00-255.00  250.00                       
                              125  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         200  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  278.00-278.00  278.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  319.00-319.00  319.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  310.00-310.00  310.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1675  210.00-215.00  214.40                       
                              350  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            

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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