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Western hay price report

Most Columbia Basin exporters are waiting till July 6 to see what happens on the tariff issue.

Published on June 30, 2018 10:39AM


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 29

This week FOB Last week Last year

22,050 25,200 22,110

Compared to last June 22: New crop export and domestic Alfalfa and Timothy firm. Trade active with very good demand for all classes and grades. Retail/Feed store steady. Most exporters are waiting till July 6 to see what happens on the tariff issue. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Supreme 800 200.00

Prem/Exp 6000 190.00

Good 2450 188.37

Export 650 175.00

Organic 500 200.00

Fair/Export 450 160.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 800 210.94

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 350 255.71

Timothy Grass Mid Square

Prem/Exp 1250 280.00

Good/Exp 4900 250.00

Fair/Exp 1750 226.86

Timothy Grass Small Square

Prem/Exp 1200 299.17

Timothy Windrow

Prem/Exp 450 290.00

Bluegrass Straw Mid Square

Fair/Exp 500 65.00

OREGON AREA HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 29

This week FOB Last week Last year

7993 800 915

Compared to June 22: 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 50 210.00

Orchard Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 28 230.54

Good/Prem/Ret/Stab 100 215.00 Retail/Stable

Triticale/Fescue Mix Small Square

Good/Ret/Stab 50 165.00

Eastern Oregon:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 160 200.00

Good 500 166.00

Harney County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good/Prem/Org 6000 230.00

Klamath Basin:

Alfalfa Large Square

Good/Rain Dam 300 160.00

Alfalfa Small Square

Good/Rain Dam 200 160.00

Fair/Good/Rain Dam 100 130.00

Fair/Rain Dam/Weedy 25 110.00

Meadow Grass Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 10 200.00

Lake County:

Alfalfa Large Square

Premium 440 220.00

Alfalfa/Orchard/Bluegrass Mix

Small Square

Prem/Ret/Stab 30 200.00

IDAHO HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 22

This week FOB Last week Last year

17,200 4650 4100

Compared to June 22: Alfalfa new crop firm. 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. Exporters are having a difficult time finding high end press hay. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.

Tons Price

Alfalfa Mid Square

Prem/Supr 400 184.50

Prem/Exc Moist 4500 170.13

Exc Moist 600 140.00

Export 700 145.00

Good/Prem 2000 155.00

Exc Moist 1000 145.00

Good 1000 150.00

Export 2500 140.00

Fair/Good/Exc Moist 1000 145.00

Fair/Exp 3500 135.00

Fri June 29 2018 USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

CALIFORNIA HAY

(USDA Market News)

June 29

Compared to June 22: All classes traded steady with very good demand. According to the NASS Acreage report California all hay area harvested for 2018 is 1,050,000 acres versus 2017 number of 1,100,000 acres with the United States 2018 is at 55,068,000 acres versus 2017 at 53,784,000 acres.

This week FOB Last week Last year

9985 18,050 15,070

REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN

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

Alfalfa

Prem/Ret/Stab 200 130.00

Good/Prem 200 125.00

Meadow Grass Prem/Ret/Stab 100 180.00

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 1020 238.04

Ret/Stab 50 240.00 Alfalfa/Orchard Mix

Prem/Ret/Stab 50 270.00

REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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

Alfalfa Supr 140 260.00

Prem/Sup 400 240.00

Del 275 275.00

Prem/Ret/Stab 250 210.00

Good/Del 300 242.50

Grain Hay Good 2000 120.00

Wheat Straw Good/Del 122.00

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley

Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo: No New Sales

REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Prem/Ret/Stab 200 275.00

Forage Mix-Three Way

Good/Ret/Stab 100 247.50

REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

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

Alfalfa Good/Prem 2000 197.50

Export 500 190.00

Klein Grass Prem 100 220.00

Sudan Prem 600 170.00



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