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

Aug. 2

Tons: 17,300 Last Week: 12,650 Last Year: 6400

Compared to last Friday: All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy for domestic and export steady. Trade moderate to active this week as export and domestic buyers remain active. Demand remains good. Many producers are cutting 3rd and 4th. While demand has turned light on even premium quality horse and dairy timothy, demand for lesser quality timothy for export is very light. The large carryover of old crop timothy from last year and lower prices have created an atmosphere of caution with overseas buyers. Some timothy growers in Washington have recently plowed out timothy fields and will not harvest a second cutting due to the lower market. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. 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

Alfalfa;Mid Square

;Supreme;500;210.00

;Del/Contr/Tarp;600;230.00

;Prem/Exp;2500;180.00

;Tarp;2000;205.00

;Del/Contr/Tarp;2000;220.00

;Del/Exp;700;227.00

;Good/Exp;2200;191.36

;Del;300;185.00

;Del/Contr/Tarp;2000;205.00

;Fair/Weedy;300;175.00

;Del;1200;200.00

Timothy Grass;Small Square

;Prem/Del/Exp;500;292.00

Forage Mix-2 Way;Mid Square

;Fair/Good/Del;1000;165.00

Bluegrass Straw;Mid Square

;Utility;500;35.00

Fescue Straw;Mid Square

;Utility;500;35.00

Wheat Straw;Mid Square

;Fair/Good/Del;500;85.00

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

Aug. 2

Tons: 12,920 Last Week: 15,890 Last Year: 7765

Compared to July 26: Prices trended generally steady compared to last report's prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Some hay acreage has been changed over to grow hemp this year. All sales in this report are New Crop 2019 crop year hay, unless otherwise denoted by OC or Old Crop.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

;;Tons;Price

Alfalfa;Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;125;232.00

Orchard Grass;Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;55;248.18

Meadow Grass;Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;100;220.00

Mixed Grass;Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;24;240.00

Mixed Grass 5-Way;Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;10;285.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa;Large Square

;Supr;700;200.00

Harney County:

Oat;Large Square

;Good;200;130.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa;Large Square

;Supr/Org;400;250.00

;Fair/Good;250;165.00

Small Square

;Prem/Supr;1225;208.16

Orchard Grass;Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;1;200.00

Oat;Large Square

;Good;125;115.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa;Large Square

;Supr;995;212.41

;Exp;5850;224.32

;Prem;1200;190.00

Small Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;60;200.00

Timothy Grass;Large Square

;Prem/Exp;1000;200.00

;Exp/Weedy;600;190.00

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Aug. 2

Tons: 9900 Last Week: 11,900 Last Year: 50,500

Compared to last Friday: All grades of Alfalfa steady. Alfalfa testing over 185 RFV is hard to find due to weather conditions. Demand remains good especially for high testing Alfalfa and Orchard Grass and Alfalfa mix. Demand light for feeder hay. Fires on BLM land this summer where ranchers winter their cattle will use up most of the unsold feeder hay this winter. Timothy for export has been committed to but no price has been determined yet. While demand has turned light on even premium quality horse and dairy Timothy, demand for lesser quality Timothy for export is very light. The large carryover of old crop Timothy from last year and lower prices have created an atmosphere of caution with overseas buyers. Retail/Feed store steady. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

;;Tons;Price

Alfalfa;Mid Square

;Supr/Tarp;400;205.00

;Prem;400;140.00

;Fair/Good/Org;8800;180.00

Orchard Grass;Mid Square

;Prem/Ret/Stab;300;153.33

California Hay Report

Aug. 2

Tons: 21,100 Last Week: 9984 Last Year: 9985

Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate to good demand. According to the Crop Progress Report July 29, in Tulare County, corn for silage continued to mature. Black-eyed beans are sizing up, and pods are beginning to dry. Cotton continued to be irrigated and cultivated. Alfalfa hay was cut and baled. In San Mateo County, hay continued to be cut and baled. Fresno County corn was to be harvested for silage. Alfalfa yields are good, with lower quality decreasing prices. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:

;;Tons;Price

Alfalfa;Supr;650;195.00

;Prem;350;180.00

;Contr;3100;190.00

;Retail;150;195.00

;Ret/Stab;500;196.00

Wheat;Good/Ret/Stab;100;150.00 

Grass;Good;125;170.00

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:

Alfalfa;Fair/Good;200;162.50

Grass;Good/Ret/Stab;200;205.00 

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:

Alfalfa;Supr;25;245.00

;Prem/Supr;50;230.00

;Good;250;210.00

;Ret/Stab;500;190.00

Orchard Grass;Prem/Ret/Stab;100;210.00 

Oat;Good;300;45.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:

Alfalfa;Prem;0;210.00

Region 5: Southern California:

Alfalfa;Prem/Ret/Stab;150;280.00 

;Good/Prem;200;212.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

;Good/rey/Stab;25;240.00

Region 6: Southeast California:

Alfalfa;Prem/Stab;600;175.00

;Ret;100;220.00

;Good;1400;161.43

Bermuda Straw;Good;12,000;80.00

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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