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: 1210 Last Week: 1800 Last Year: 1467 Compared to Feb. 22: Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Most interests are waiting for new crop. Retail/Feed store firm in a light test. Early indications point to strong demand for western U.S. alfalfa hay from Saudi Arabia in 2019. This is due to the Saudi Arabian government not allowing large alfalfa farms to use water for irrigation in the future and no alfalfa could be planted in Saudi Arabia after September 2018. 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 260 220.00-225.00 222.60 Tarped Fair/Good 250 200.00-210.00 206.00 Tarped Alfalfa Small Square Premium 100 285.00-285.00 285.00 Certified Weed Free 100 265.00-265.00 265.00 Retail/Stable Wheat Straw Mid Square Good 500 60.00-70.00 65.00
Oregon Weekly Hay Report
Compared to Feb. 22: Prices trended generally steady compared to last report prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Contacts were difficult to get ahold of this week. Recent weather and snow in the growing areas has slowed shipping. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Many growers are sold out for this crop year. Tons: 1991 Last Week: 647 Last Year: 1845 Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 2 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable Klamath Basin: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Small Square Premium/Supreme 54 190.00-190.00 190.00 Premium 75 175.00-175.00 175.00 Retail/Stable Lake County: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Premium 1800 180.00-180.00 180.00 Export Good/Premium 30 175.00-175.00 175.00 Small Square Premium 30 200.00-200.00 200.00 Retail/Stable Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed. Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 300 Last Week: 7700 Last Year: 1200 Compared to Feb. 22: Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade near standstill as most supplies have been already sold. Demand remains good especially for feeder and higher testing dairy hay. Some out of state reported coming into the trade area. 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 Fair/Good 300 160.00-160.00 160.00 Tarped
California Hay Report
Compared to lFeb. 22: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According to report contacts, weather (rain) has been effecting early cuttings. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. Tons: 1680 Last Week: 1801 Last Year: 3825 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/Supreme 250 210.00-210.00 210.00 Del Barn 250 200.00-200.00 200.00 Del Good 200 170.00-170.00 170.00 Del Fair 100 140.00-140.00 140.00 100 190.00-195.00 192.50 Del Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed. Region 5: Southern California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 175 279.00-279.00 279.00 Retail/Stable Forage Mix-Three Way Good 25 275.00-275.00 275.00 Retail/Stable Region 6: Southeast California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Supreme 150 210.00-210.00 210.00 New Crop Premium 230 205.00-205.00 205.00 New Crop 200 260.00-260.00 260.00 Retail/Stable 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.