Regional Weekly Hay Report

Regional Weekly Hay Report

Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

Sanders: "We had a little over 1500 tons of hay trade last week. Compared to last Friday, all grades of domestic alfalfa were weak in a light test. Trade was slow as most interest was from Westside dairies buying small quantities of hay. Demand was good at the lower price levels. Supreme hay that was tarped on the large square bales of alfalfa was sold for $200. Fair and good delivered hay sold at $100 and bottom bales of the fair and good sold for $95 delivered. Small squares of supreme hay sold at $220 for the dairy market."

In Idaho compared to the previous week all grades of alfalfa were steady in a light test. Trade was slow with light to moderate demand. Producers still have large quantities of 2014 supplies on hand. Mid square bales of alfalfa rated supreme tarped sold for $180 per ton. Fair to good mid-square bales of alfalfa old crop sold for $68 per ton.

In Oregon, trade generally steady in a very limited test. Many hay producers are sold out for the year. In Central Oregon mid-square bales rated good to premium sold for $240 per ton. In Klamath Basin, mid-squares of good to premium alfalfa for sold for $200 per ton. In Eastern Oregon small squares of premium alfalfa orchard grass mix for the retail/stable market sold for $195.There were no new sales confirmed in Harney County.

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