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: 600 Last Week: 1225 Last Year: 1890 Compared to March 8: Domestic Utility/Fair Alfalfa firm in a light test. Due to scarcity and the weather quality is less important than volume. Exporters remain long bought on Timothy supplies. Trade slow. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in firm hands. Most interests are waiting for new crop. 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 Wt. Avg Comments Alfalfa Mid Square Utility/Fair 300 200.00-200.00 200.00 Timothy Grass Mid Square Utility/Fair 300 177.00-177.00 177.00 Del Tarped
Oregon Weekly Hay Report
Compared to March 8: Prices trended generally steady compared to last report's prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Recent weather and snow in the growing areas has slowed movement. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Many growers are sold out for this crop year. Tons: 2053 Last Week: 922 Last Year: 308 Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 700 185.00-185.00 185.00 Export Small Square Premium 40 230.00-230.00 230.00 Retail/Stable Orchard Grass Small Square Premium 67 240.00-240.00 240.00 Retail/Stable Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 600 250.00-250.00 250.00 Export Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square Premium 5 275.00-275.00 275.00 Retail/Stable Eastern Oregon: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Premium/Supreme 50 175.00-175.00 175.00 Timothy Grass Large Square Premium 200 180.00-180.00 180.00 Klamath Basin: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Fair 150 175.00-175.00 175.00 Organic, Rain Damage Small Square Premium 95 175.00-175.00 175.00 Fescue Grass Small Square Premium 27 195.00-195.00 195.00 Lake County: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 31 200.00-200.00 200.00 Good 32 175.00-175.00 175.00 Small Square Supreme 56 250.00-250.00 250.00 Organic Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.
Idaho Weekly Hay Report March 15
Tons: 4700 Last Week: 525 Last Year: 195 Compared to March 8: Domestic and export Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow 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 3000 145.00-145.00 145.00 Export 1700 155.00-160.00 155.59 Tarped
California Hay Report
Compared to March 8: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.
According to NASS Milk Production report released March 12, 2019, California has 1,730,000 milk cows for 2019 versus 1,738,000 in 2018. California out of the 23 selected states had the most milk cows with Wisconsin behind them with 1,270,000 milk cows for 2019. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. Tons: 4025 Last Week: 2075 Last Year: 2440 Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed. Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Supreme 75 265.00-265.00 265.00 Premium 50 240.00-240.00 240.00 Retail/Stable Fair/Good 50 190.00-190.00 190.00 Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 50 250.00-250.00 250.00 25 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable Fair/Good 50 210.00-210.00 210.00 150 200.00-200.00 200.00 Del Oat Good 200 200.00-200.00 200.00 Small Bales Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 1600 265.00-278.00 265.81 Del Region 5: Southern California: Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments Alfalfa Premium 150 279.00-279.00 279.00 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 Premium 725 210.00-210.00 210.00 New Crop 300 210.00-210.00 210.00 Clippings 200 215.00-215.00 215.00 Export Good/Premium 375 205.00-205.00 205.00 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.