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 
March 1
 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   
March 1
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
March 1
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
March 1
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.                

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