Western hay price report

Trade slow this week with moderate to good demand for dairy hay in the Columbia Basin.

Published on February 23, 2018 2:06PM


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)

Feb. 23

This week FOB Last week Last year

1740 2865 2100 Tons

Compared to Feb. 16: Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade slow this week with moderate to good demand for Dairy hay. Export hay not tested this week. Retail/Feedstore steady. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme/Tarped 300 175.00

Fair/ Tarped 1000 145.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 30 200.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 80 250.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 30 310.00

Wheat Straw Mid Square

Fair 300 55.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 23

Compared to Feb. 16: Prices trended generally steady in an extremely limited test. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Most hay producers are sold out for the growing year.

This week FOB Last week Last year

661 879 2447 Tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 5 216.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 46 226.52

Mixed Grass Five-Way Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 10 260.00

Triticale Large Square

Good/Premium 50 170.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 12 176.67

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stable 5 185.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium/Supreme 250 170.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 75 190.00

Prem/Ret/Stable 25 175.00

Good 32 150.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Small Square

Premium 32 185.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Premium 32 185.00

Prem/Ret/Stable 62 185.00

Alfalfa/Oat Mix Small Square

Good/Premium 25 125.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 23

This week FOB Last week Last year

3030 450 300 Tons

Compared to Feb. 16: Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate with moderate demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Supr/Tarped 600 170.00

Good/Prem/Tarped 500 140.00

Fair/Good/Tarped 1780 97.75

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Mid Square

Fair/Good/Tarped 150 125.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 23

Compared to Feb. 16: All classes traded steady with good demand. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor most of California and Nevada remained dry this week. Above-normal temperatures over the last few months, combined with precipitation deficits over most of the Southwest, led to the continuation of drought in much of the Southwest region. Moderate drought expanded through parts of the Sierra Nevada, where very low snowfall, short- and seasonal-range precipitation deficits, and warm temperatures so far this winter continued. Abnormally dry conditions expanded through the rest of the Central Valley in California, where precipitation deficits over the water year and streamflow continued to degrade. Moderate drought expanded over south-central Oregon, where short-term and water year precipitation deficits intensified.

This week FOB Last week Last year

1345 1100 3050 Tons

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and Plumas.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Good/Rain Dam 220 180.00

REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY

Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano and Sacramento.

Alfalfa Prem/Ret/Stab 25 280.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Prem/Ret/Stab/Del 25 300.00

Fair/Del 200 230.00

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.

No New Sales Confirmed.

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Supreme 800 225.00

Premium/Supreme 75 210.00



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