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Western hay price report

Most exporters were waiting until July 6 to get clarity on the tariff issue.

Published on July 6, 2018 12:08PM


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)

July 6

This week FOB Last week Last year

11,200 22,050 38,437

Compared to June 29: Export and domestic Alfalfa steady. Timothy super premium horse is firm to 10.00 higher. Lower interest on No. 1 Timothy for export, which is consider an inferior grade. Trade moderate with light to moderate demand for all classes and grades. Retail/Feed store steady. Most exporters are waiting until July 6 to get clarity on the tariff issue.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Supr/Export 950 182.63

Prem 700 180.00

Fair/Export 1300 155.00

Utility 500 140.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Exp 500 190.00

Ret/Stab 200 240.00

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Prem/Exp 1000 285.00

Good/Exp 1400 250.00

Fair/Rain Dam 850 200.00

Timothy Grass Small Square

Prem/Exp 1300 324.23

Bluegrass Mid Square

Good 1000 90.50

Bluegrass Straw Mid Square

Fair/Exp 1500 60.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

July 6

This week FOB Last week Last year

873 7993 10,579

Compared to June 29: Prices trended generally steady compared to last week prices. Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay. Most hay growers have cut 2018 hay and a few are selling now. Recent rains in the growing areas have 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 30 220.00

Good/Prem/Ret/Stab 50 210.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 45 230.00

Good/Prem/Ret/Stab 75 215.00

Triticale/Fescue Mix Small Square

Good/Ret/Stab 100 175.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa/Orchard/Fescue Mix Large Square

Good 250 125.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 60 210.00

Good 175 170.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 60 200.00

Fair/Good/Org/Grassy 28 180.00

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

July 6

This week FOB Last week Last year

12,100 17,200 27,700

Compared to June 29: Alfalfa steady. Trade active with good demand especially for non-rained-on dairy hay for immediate take out. Most dairies are paying 1.00 per point per RFV. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme 300 190.00

Premium 800 155.00

Fair/Good/Exp 6000 147.50

Util/Rain Dam 5000 100.00

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

July 6

Compared to June 29: All classes traded steady with very good demand. According to the NASS Acreage report June 6, California all hay area harvested for 2018 is 1,050,000 acres versus 1,100,000 acres in 2017. Total 2018 U.S. acreage is 55,068,000 versus 2017 at 53,784,000 acres. Wheat was still green in Modoc and Siskiyou counties. Corn and potatoes were harvested in San Joaquin, and alfalfa was cut. Alfalfa, summer beans and cotton were irrigated in Tulare. Corn for silage planting was nearly complete.

This week FOB Last week Last year

20,540 9985 14,745

Tons Price

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa Supreme 525 227.86

Premium/Supreme 1040 220.00

Premium 450 173.33

Retail/Stable 1100 205.45

Good/Premium 900 142.22

Fair/Good 900 122.22

Organic 25 260.00

Orchard Grass Premium 2500 283.50

Retail/Stable 350 294.29

Timothy Grass Premium 900 352.28

Retail/Stable 100 320.00

Brome Grass Premium 650 221.00

Oat Good 50 160.00

Wheat Good 100 120.00

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/Supr 300 250.00

Prem/Ret/Stab 450 211.11

Oat Good/Ret/Stab 100 120.00

Wheat Good/Ret/Stab/Del 50 260.00

Rice Straw Good/Ret/Stab 200 70.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supreme 1500 240.00

Prem/Supr/Del 200 255.00

Premium 600 230.00

Retail/Stable 150 220.00

Del 1500 210.00

Wheat Straw Good 1500 95.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

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

Alfalfa Premium 300 240.00

Good/Prem 300 200.00

Fair/Good 100 180.00

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Retail/Stable 200 275.00

Forage Mix-Three Way Prem/Ret/Stab 50 275.00

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Good 1200 180.00

Export 700 190.00

Bermuda Straw Good 1500 100.00



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