Weekly Regional Hay Market Update
Sanders: “Columbia Basin Hay Report for Friday May 13th, we had 6,500 tons of hay trade. Compared to last Friday, all grades of domestic grades alfalfa were steady in a light test. Export alfalfa was firm to $5 higher on the new crop in a light test. Trade was slow to moderate with moderate demand. Retail/feed store hay was steady on the new crop reported sales this week. Premium/Supreme alfalfa sold from $160 in the mid-square bales. Premium export hay in the mid-square bales sold for $153 per ton.”
In Idaho compared to the previous week all grades of Alfalfa steady in a light test. First new crop sales reported last week. Trade was slow to moderate with light to moderate demand. Mid-square bales of alfalfa rated supreme new crop sold for $155 per ton. Mid-squares of fair to good alfalfa sold for $80 per ton. Mixed grass mid-square rated fair to good sold for $75 per ton.
In Oregon, there was not enough of any one class reported two weeks ago for accurate price trends. In Lake County alfalfa mid-squares rated supreme tarped sold for $170 per ton. In Central Oregon, alfalfa mid-squares premium tarped sold between $115 and $145 per ton. In Eastern Oregon mid-squares of alfalfa rated good sold for $190. Harney County and Klamath Basin had no new sales confirmed.