Regional Weekly Hay Report
Sanders: “We had about 10,000 tons of hay trade this week. Compared to last Friday, all grades of domestic and export alfalfa were steady. First reported sales of new crop this week. Trade remains slow to moderate with continued light demand as exporters are having a challenging time marketing supplies. Alfalfa mid-square bales premium for export at $125. Small square alfalfa for the retail market at $185 to $190. New crop alfalfa standing on the stump on the good and premium, and utility and fair sold for $108 standing. Alfalfa-orchard mix small square bales for the retail/stable market $265 a ton. Orchard grass small square bales $210 for the retail/stable market.
In Idaho compared to the previous week all grades of alfalfa were steady in a light test. Supplies remain heavy. Mid-square bales of alfalfa rated good for export sold for $130 per ton and mid-square bales of alfalfa rated fair to good tarped sold for $85 per ton
In Oregon, prices trended generally steady in a limited test. In Klamath Basin, small squares of premium to supreme alfalfa sold for $180 per ton. In Lake County Timothy small squares rated premium for the retail/stable market sold for $180 per ton. In Harney County large square bales of alfalfa rated good sold for $125 per ton. In Eastern Oregon large square bales of alfalfa rated good sold for $150 per ton.