Western hay price report

Oregon hay prices trended generally steady in an extremely limited test.

Published on April 13, 2018 3:54PM


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)

April 13

This week FOB Last week Last year

775 1400 2750 tons

Compared to April 6: Export Alfalfa firm in a light test. No new sales of domestic hay reported this week. Trade slow this week for old crop as most interests are awaiting new crop. Retail/Feedstore not tested.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Export 500 182.50

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Export 275 210.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

April 13

Compared to April 6: 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

360 1154 1765 tons

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 41 220.00

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 3 245.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 21 237.62

Good/Ret/Stab 100 200.00

Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 5 260.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 3 175.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 5 175.00

Harney County:

Orchard Grass Large Square

Premium 64 175.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Supr/Org 28 250.00

Prem/Ret/Stab 90 185.00

Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

April 13

This week FOB Last week Last year

325 1100 700 tons

Compared to April 6: Alfalfa steady in a light test. No new contracts for new crop reported this week. Trade slow with good demand. Most interests are waiting for new crop. Old crop feeder hay is still available in the trade area.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Util/Rain Dam 325 80.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

April 13

Compared to April 6: All classes traded steady with very good demand. Winter forage crops were maturing well. Alfalfa cutting was stalled by wet weather. Cotton field preparation and planting was ongoing. Corn fields were prepared and planted in the San Joaquin Valley. Wheat development benefited from March precipitation.

This week FOB Last week Last year

8905 3575 4735 tons

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.

Alfalfa Prem/Ret/Stab 25 270.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Prem/Old Crop 150 220.00

Ret/Stab 150 280.00

Ret/Stab/Del 50 300.00

Good/Del 125 250.00

Fair/Del 50 215.00

Wheat Good/Del 250 140.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good/Ret/Stab 125 280.00

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 Supreme 130 260.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Supreme 4600 241.37

Prem/Supr 2500 230.00

Premium 200 225.00

Retail/Stable 350 235.00

Alfalfa/Millet Mix

Premium 200 170.00



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