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: 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.
Timothy Grass;Small Square
Forage Mix-2 Way;Mid Square
Bluegrass Straw;Mid Square
Fescue Straw;Mid Square
Wheat Straw;Mid Square
Oregon Weekly Hay Report
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:
Orchard Grass;Small Square
Meadow Grass;Small Square
Mixed Grass;Small Square
Mixed Grass 5-Way;Small Square
Orchard Grass;Small Square
Timothy Grass;Large Square
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
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.
Orchard Grass;Mid Square
California Hay Report
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:
Region 2: Sacramento Valley:
Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:
Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:
Region 5: Southern California:
Forage Mix-Three Way
Region 6: Southeast California:
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.