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Western hay price report

China has already canceled some exports due to uncertainty about the tariff situation.

Published on June 22, 2018 1:59PM


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)

June 22

This week FOB Last week Last year

25,200 6960 30,700 tons

Compared to June 15: New crop export Alfalfa and Timothy firm. Due to recent rain storms, testing hay is hard to find. Trade moderate with very good demand. China has already canceled some exports due to uncertainty about the tariff situation. Retail/Feed store not tested.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Good/Exp 2500 195.00

Organic 1500 200.00

Fair/Exp 1500 170.00

Rain Damage 1350 155.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Premium/Exp 10,000 280.00

Good/Exp 5850 241.20

Fair/Exp 1800 195.56

Timothy Grass Small Square

Prem/Exp 700 317.43

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 22

This week FOB Last week Last year

800 260 687 tons

Compared to June 15: Prices trended generally lower in an extremely limited test compared to last crop year prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Some hay growers have cut 2018 hay and a few are selling now. Recent rains in the growing areas has slowed sales as those who hadn’t baled are waiting for hay in the field to dry and those who had baled now have rain damaged hay. All sales in this report are new 2018 crop year hay, unless noted by Old Crop.

Tons Price

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 50 210.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 150 218.33 Retail/Stable

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good/Exp/Rain 300 155.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Rain 300 220.00

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

Lake County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 22

This week FOB Last week Last year

4650 1200 1600 tons

Compared to June 15: Alfalfa new crop fair and 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 not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Fair 3000 138.00

Organic 1200 165.00

Util/Rain 450 110.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 22

This week FOB Last week Last year

18,050 10,680 21,280 tons

Compared to June 15: All classes traded steady with very good demand. Wheat harvest continued in Sutter County, and safflower was in bloom. In Tulare County, fields were being prepared for corn and summer beans. Alfalfa and cotton were irrigated. Barley, oats and wheat were cut or harvested for grain.

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa Supreme 1200 225.00

Good/Prem/Rain 1800 145.83

Orchard Grass Prem/Ret/Stab 375 220.00

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 50 210.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supr/Del 1225 292.84

Del/Weedy 25 240.00

Prem/Supr 400 200.00

Good/Prem/Rain/Del 1700 210.00

Good/Del 75 240.00

Fair/Del 50 220.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo.

Alfalfa Supr/Del 1500 290.00

Prem/Ret/Stab 50 230.00

Good/Prem 550 188.86

Exp 500 200.00

Del 300 245.00

Good 850 225.00

Exp 500 215.00

Fair/Good 250 200.00

Fair/Org 375 230.00

Orchard Grass Prem 75 220.00

Brome Grass Prem/Ret/Stab 750 200.00

Forage Mix-Two Way Good 300 150.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Supreme 1700 258.00

Prem/Ret/Stab 200 275.00

Forage Mix-Three Way Good 50 275.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Prem/Contr/Ret 850 218.00

Ret/Stab 1480 208.82

Good/Prem/Exp 500 196.50

Sudan Premium 100 190.00

Good 200 130.00

Wheat Straw Good 70 75.00



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