Western hay price report

Due to recent rainstorms testing hay is hard to find in the Columbia Basin.

Published on June 1, 2018 1:18PM


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)

June1

This week FOB Last week Last year

17,160 6200 5350

Compared to last May 25: New crop export and dairy Alfalfa steady. Due to recent rain storms testing hay is hard to find. Trade moderate with very good demand.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Premium 1500 190.00

Export 5930 194.57

Good/Export 6700 186.03

Organic 400 220.00

Fair/Export 1070 162.99

Rain Damage 300 155.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Export 1010 215.05

Alfalfa In Windrow

Premium 250 170.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 1

Compared to May 25: 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. Contacts were extremely difficult to get ahold of this reporting week.

This week FOB Last week Last year

93 357 442

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties

Tons Price

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 25 235.00

Lake County

Triticale Large Square

Good/Premium 68 115.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 1

This week FOB Last week Last year

1020 4100 1250

Compared to May 25: Alfalfa new crop premium steady. Trade slow with good demand especially for export and stable hay going to eastern interests. Rain showers continue to plague the trade area. Large supplies of hay down that has been rain damaged. Retail/Feed store steady.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Export 480 154.79

Good/Export 480 135.42

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 60 200.00

Retail/Stable

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 1

Compared to May 25: All classes traded steady with very good demand. Potatoes for seed and beans were emerging in Sacramento County. Wheat was turning gold and drying out in Colusa County. Mild weather conditions had a positive impact on planted crops in the Sacramento Valley.

This week FOB Last week Last year

13,000 13,420 16,526

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.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Supr/Del 100 295.00

Prem/Ret/Stab 50 235.00

Wheat Good 500 165.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 650 270.00

Prem/Supr 600 260.00

Good 1800 233.89

Fair/Good 50 180.00

Oat Good 2050 143.41

Forage Mix-Two Way

Good/Ret/Stab 250 154.00

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 Prem/Supr 2075 256.55

Prem/Ret/Stab 450 275.56

Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Prem/Ret/Stab 200 300.00

Orchard Grass Prem/Ret/Stab 150 320.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Prem/Ret/Stab 100 250.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Premium 1000 220.00

Retail/Stable 200 220.00

Gd/Prem/Ret/Stab 200 210.00

Good/Export 1000 200.00

Fair/Good/Grassy 1500 180.00

Bermuda Grass

Prem/Ret/Stab 75 225.00



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