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 RFV ADF TDN CP

Supreme 185+ <27 55.9+ 22+

Premium 170-185 27-29 54.5-55.9 20-22

Good 150-170 29-32 52.5-54.5 18-20

Fair 130-150 32-35 50.5-52.5 16-18

Utility <130 36+ <50.5 <16

WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY

(Columbia Basin)

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 16

5610 tons 6950 4635

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday this report will not be issued again until Nov. 30, 2018. The Moses Lake Market News office will be closed Nov. 19-23 and no reports will be issued. Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic steady to firm. Export Timothy steady. Trade moderate with good demand as more interest was shown by exporters and feeder hay buyers this week. Exporters are starting to receive more orders. Due to the holiday next week exporters will only be working 3 days. Retail/Feed store steady.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Exp 1000 180.00

Fair/Good/Exp 500 163.00

Fair/Exp 2300 167.83

Tarped 600 156.67

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 260 227.60

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Good/Exp 750 181.33

Bluegrass Straw Mid Square

Fair/Tarped 200 65.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

3623 Tons 2183 3571

Compared to Nov 9: Prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Contacts were difficult to get ahold of this week. Upcoming holidays have slowed sales. All sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay. Some growers are sold out for this crop year.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Tons Price

Alfalfa Large Square

Good/Premium 30 210.00

Small Square

Premium 162 230.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 148 235.95

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 50 215.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 50 181.00

Good/Premium 50 155.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Premium 10 175.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 700 215.71

Fair 400 125.00

Small Square

Premium 400 220.00

Good/Premium 25 200.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 200 240.00

Orchard Grass Mid Square

Good/Premium 65 175.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Premium 10 200.00

Triticale Small Square

Good 160 130.00

Barley Straw Small Square

Utility 150 65.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Supreme 270 200.00

Org 35 250.00

Good/Dam 200 165.00

Small Square

Premium 30 200.00

30 200.00

Fair/Good 30 150.00

Rye Grass Small Square

Prem/Org 28 215.00

Triticale Straw Large Square

Utility 360 60.00

Alfalfa/Triticale Mix Large Square

Good/Premium 30 150.00

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

2150 4900 1000

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday on Nov. 22 this report will not be issued again until Nov. 30. The Moses Lake Market News office will be closed Nov. 19-23 and no reports will be issued. Compared to last Friday, good grades of Alfalfa and Oat hay steady in a light test. Trade slow with good demand especially for Feeder, Organic and Oat hay as demand exceeds supply at this time of the year. Out of state buyers are also pushing the market.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Org 900 200.00

Good 700 143.57

Org 300 170.00

Oat Mid Square

Good 250 110.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Nov. 16

This week FOB Last week Last year

3000 tons 9530 1625

Compared to last Friday: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According to the Crop Production report Nov. 8 all alfalfa area harvested for the U.S. was 17,351,000 acres for 2018 with a yield per acre of 3.43 versus 16,563,000 acres for 2017 with a yield per acre of 3.32. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and Plumas: No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano and Sacramento: No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa.

Alfalfa Supreme 950 250.00

Dam 50 185.00

Premium/Supreme 400 210.00

Premium 50 220.00

Corn Stalks Good/Del 500 89.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo: No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Includes the counties of Kern, Northeast Los Angeles and Western San Bernardino.

Alfalfa Premium 150 265.00

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 260.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

Includes the counties of Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial.

Alfalfa Premium 300 220.00

700 245.00

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