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Monday, July 31, 2017

Hay trade light to steady depending on trade area

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, round bales of alfalfa sold steady to $10 higher, square bales $10-$15 higher. Ground and delivered hay steady, ground and delivered cornstalks $5 higher. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets fully steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, July 21. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $180; good, large squares, $150, large rounds, $80-$85; fair, large squares, $110, old crop $90. Good alfalfa orchard grass, large rounds, $90. Good grass hay, large rounds, $80; premium, small squares, $150. Straw, large squares, $70. Oat hay, large squares, $90. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $185-$205.
Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, rounds $80-$85. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $100-$110. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $75-$80. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $185.
East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $145-$165; premium, large squares, $130-$150; fair, large rounds, old crop $100. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $145, 17%, $150. Alfalfa meal, 17% $155. Premium alfalfa grass mix, old crop, small squares, $7.50/bale. Grass, no reported sales. Straw, large rounds, $80 out of field, large squares, $100.
In Iowa, alfalfa hay sold steady $5 higher, grass hay steady on a lower quality offering.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large rounds and squares, $127.50-$140; good, large rounds and squares, $97.50-$112.50; fair, large rounds, $90. Premium grass, large rounds and squares, $100-$122.50, small squares, $135; good, large rounds and squares, $85-$97.50; fair, large rounds, $70-$82.50; utility, large rounds, $60. Good alfalfa grass mix, large rounds and squares, $110-$117.50; fair, large rounds, $90. Straw, large squares, $90-$102.50, large rounds, $77.50-$97.50. Cornstalks, large rounds, $35-$47.50.
In Minnesota, alfalfa grass hay steady.
Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100; fair, large rounds, $85. Premium grass, large rounds, $100; good, large rounds, $75-$85, small squares, $80; fair, large rounds, $65-$70; utility, large rounds, $55-$60. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $120-$130; good, large rounds, $95-$105, small squares, $105; fair, large rounds, $70-$80.
In Montana, hay prices sold steady trending higher with drought conditions worsening. Sales are all new crop hay unless otherwise noted. Demand for all hay is good to very good on light supplies. Due to light sales receipts this report will be released bi-weekly until early August when heavier receipts can be confirmed.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, NA; premium, large squares, NA, small squares, $180 delivered; good, large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $155, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $120-$135, old crop, $120, rained on, $100, large rounds, $120-$140, small squares, NA; utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $115, old crop $95. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA, large squares, $130, fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, $130, large rounds, $130-$135; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, NA, large rounds, $135, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, NA; NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, hay prices were mostly steady with good demand, good to very good in all regions due to drought conditions in Montana and the Dakotas.
Eastern Wyoming—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; premium, large squares, $130; fair, large squares, $115-$120. Premium grass alfalfa mix, large squares, $120. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $190. Premium/good alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $165, small squares, $185; good/fair, small squares, $135. Premium alfalfa orchard grass mix, small squares, $200. Premium timothy, small squares, $225. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western Nebraska—Alfalfa, ground and delivered, $135. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $150. Good wheat hay, large squares, $80. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, prices were steady with activity and demand good in all classes.
Northeast—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $170 delivered; premium, large squares, $155 delivered, small squares, $225-$245, small lot; good, small squares, $200, small lot; fair, large squares, $120-$130. Premium grass, large squares, $200; good, large squares, $180-$190, small squares, $210-$215. Premium orchard grass, small squares, $295, small lot. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200, small lot. Premium grass, small squares, $245, retail. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180-$185. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Southwest—Premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $180. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $330. Premium mill hay, small squares, $180. Premium grass hay, small squares, $230. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay movement is light, supplies are moderate, demand is light and prices are steady.
Supreme alfalfa, RFV 185 $170-$220; premium, RFV 170-180, $150-$180; good, RFV 150-170 $120-$160, small squares $4.50-$5/bale; fair, RFV 130-150, $100-$120. Good mixed grass hay, $75-$100, small squares, $3-$4.50/bale, some alfalfa grass mix. Fair/good mixed grass hay, $50-$80, small squares, $2.50-$3.50; fair, large rounds, $20-$30. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade mostly moderate with the bulk of interest coming from out of state. Grass hay trade moderate locally.
Central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; premium, large squares, $120-$130; good, large squares, mostly $100-$110; fair/good, round, few large squares, $80-$90, small squares, $9-$12/bale. Good bermuda grass hay, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$50/bale, 5 x 6 bales, $40-$60. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 rounds, $30-$40/bale, small squares, $6/bale.
Eastern—Alfalfa, small squares horse hay, 60 to 70 pounds, $8-$12, mostly $10-$12/bale. Mixed grass hay, 5 x 6 bales, $30-$50. Good bermuda 5 x 6 bales, $50-$65/bale. Mixed grass, 4 x 5 bales, $30-$40/bale. Good mixed grass or bermuda, small squares, $4-$6/bale.
Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $120-$130; good, $80-$100. Good new crop wheat hay, 5 x 5 1/2 to 5 x 6 bales, mostly $50/bale, $80/ton. Good bermuda horse quality, $65-$70/bale in 5 x 6 bales, good bermuda cow hay, 5 x 6 bales, $45-$60/bale; 4 x 5 bales, $35-$45.
In Texas, all hay classes traded fully steady on light to moderate movement.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $185-$225, small bales delivered, $231-$288.75; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $175-$185. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $1450-$155. Calf, $155-$160; brown, $104. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $133-$180. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, bearded, $110-$125, beardless, $130-$135. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $75. Hay grazer, large bales, delivered, $90-$116. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $80. Triticale, large bales, delivered, $130. Prairie, large bales, delivered. Tift grass, large bales, delivered, $140. Cotton burrs, delivered $30-$35.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered $330, small bales, FOB, $250, large squares, delivered, $210-$220, large squares, FOB, $160-$170.
North/central/east—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $215-$230; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $200-$215. Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$297, large rounds, FOB $100-$120; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198, large rounds, FOB $80-$100.
South—Good/premium coastal bermuda, small squares, FOB, $231-$265, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $100-$140; fair/good, small squares, FOB, $165-$198.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices mostly steady. Trade was slow, demand moderate.
Eastern—Premium/supreme, baled alfalfa, large squares, $165-$180; good, large squares, $165. Ground hay, $135 (feedlot hay).
Southeast—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, large squares, $165-$180, small bales, $240/ton loaded on truck; good, large squares, $145-$165; fair, $125-$145 to dairies.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $165-$180, small bales alfalfa, $8-$9/bale; good, large squares, $145-$165; fair, no test delivered to local dairies.
North Central—Premium/supreme baled alfalfa, small squares, $7-$9/bale; good, small squares, $5-$6/bale. Wheat hay, small bales, $7/bale.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Weekly Utah Hay Market Report

Utah  Hay  prices  prices  mostly firm,  with trading  slow  on all  Quality's.  Majority
of  movement on previous contracts. Lower quality hay demand is light with good supplies.
Confirmed sales 4,000 tons.

Northern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme No I dairy: 120—140.00; Premium: 100.00—120.00;
Good Feeder: 80.00-95.00.  Fair: 60.00-80. 00; Low: No Quote.
Premium retail horse sales 100.00—150.00.

Central Area: Alfalfa: Supreme # 1 dairy 120.00—140.00; Premium Dairy: 100.00—110.00;
Good Feeder: 80.00-90.00; Fair: 60.00-80.00; Low: scarce.
Oat Hay: No Quotes.  Premium retail horse sales: 110.00—150.00.

Southern Area: Alfalfa: Supreme #1 dairy: 120.00—150.00; Premium 100.00—130.00; Good
Feeder: 80.00—93.00; Fair: 60.00—80 .00; Low: no quotes

Uintah Basin: Alfalfa: Supreme dairy: 100.00—130.00; premium dairy: 90.00—100.00;
Good Feeder: 75.00-90.00; Fair: 50.00-70.00; Low: scarce.
Premium retail horse sales: 150.00-180.00.


Note: Low quality hay can be weedy, or weather damaged or all of the above.

Detailed Quotations Utah (Bales — large anci small in stack), last quoted sales are
sales more than two weeks old.

Alfalfa Small and Large Square Bales last quoted sales
Retail Horse (small lots) 150.00-180.00
Supreme Dairy           130.00-150.00 last quote
Premium Dairy                 90.00-125.00  last quote
        Good                         70.00-85.00
        Fair                      50.00-70.00
        Low                             n/q      

Alfalfa Standing:                       70.00-85.00/ton

Friday, July 28, 2017

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

   Compared to last week:  Prices continue to hold at mostly steady
levels as reported trades are limited this week.   Demand reamins mostly
moderate, while interest is moderate to good.  The drought conditions
across the entire state has reduced tonnage for those producers who were
able to get a 2nd and 3rd cutting of alfalfa.  According to the US Drought
Monitor released on July 27th, nearly 100 percent of the state is in some
degree of drought, with almost 15 percent of the state experiencing Extreme
Drought (D3) conditions.  Much of Northern and Eastern South Dakota received
rain this past week, with totals ranging from .5 to over 5 inches of rain.  Some
areas also experienced high winds and hail in those same weather systems. 
Several hay producers stated they were getting calls from eastern Minnesota and
Wisconsin looking for higher testing alfalfa, as much of that region has been
experiencing a wetter than normal summer making it very difficult to get quality
hay put up.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 145.00-165.00.  Premium:  Large
Squares, 130.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 155.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, New Crop 115.00; Small Squares,
Old Crop 7.50 per bale.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 75.00 out of the field; Large Squares 80.00 out of the
field.  Large Squares and Rounds, 100.00 FOB the yard.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 65.00 Delivered Short Haul.

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According to the NASS crop progress report July 23, 2017, another hot and mostly
dry week across the State as a typical summertime weather pattern set up with
mid-level ridging over the Great Basin brought dry air into most of the State.
The summer monsoon began to ramp up last week, bringing some much-needed
rainfall to parts of the southern and interior deserts.  Scattered showers fell
on parts of the desert on Tuesday and Wednesday, with most places receiving less
than a quarter of an inch.  A few isolated sprinkles fell in the central and
southern Sierras on Sunday, along with more widespread showers in the southern
deserts that dropped an additional quarter inch of rain in most places.  Hot
temperatures continued to melt the snow in the mountains. Mt. Whitney was devoid
of snow, while snow still blanketed parts of the Shasta Peak. A few isolated
patchy snow fields still existed at elevations over 11,500 feet in the region of
the Stanislaus National Forest.  Temperature highs were in the 60s to 80s along
the coast, 70s to 90s in the mountains, 90s to 100s in the valley, and 90s to
110s in the desert.  Temperature lows were in the 30s to 50s in the mountains,
50s to 60s along the coast, 60s to 70s in the valley, and 60s to 90s in the
desert.  Barley harvest was completed.  Alfalfa fields were being irrigated,
cut, and baled. Corn and sorghum for silage were still being cultivated and
irrigated. The corn silage crop was in various stages of development, from
already tasseling to developing ears.  Wheat harvest for grain was completed. 
All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are
defined at bottom of report.


Tons:  21,871    Last Week:  26,761    Last Year:  12,115                     

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00                      
                              500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted       
                              100  310.00-310.00  310.00     Organic          
      Premium                  25  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic          
                              325  170.00-200.00  172.31     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    250  120.00-120.00  120.00                      
      Fair/Good               350  105.00-105.00  105.00     Rain Damage   
                                                             Contracted      
  Orchard Grass                                                               
      Premium                 125  200.00-290.00  234.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                  75  205.00-205.00  205.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    375  150.00-210.00  158.00                      
  Oat                                                                         
      Good                    150  135.00-135.00  135.00     Retail/Stable    
  Wheat                                                                       
      Good                    100  135.00-135.00  135.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                        
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         

  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 100  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                  
      Premium                 300  225.00-225.00  225.00                      
                               75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    
                              375  248.00-250.00  249.60 Del                  
                              800  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Contracted Retail      
      Good                    250  178.00-178.00  178.00 Del                  
      Fair/Good               400  150.00-150.00  150.00                      
                              400  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                  
                              350  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del Rain Damage      
      Utility/Fair            800  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del                  
  Orchard Grass                                                               
      Premium                  50  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del Retail/Stable    
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                        
      Good                    125  105.00-105.00  105.00                      
  Rice Straw                                                                  
      Good                    375   30.00-30.00    30.00                      
                              375   60.00-60.00    60.00 Del                  
  Wheat Straw                                                                 
      Good                    250  100.00-100.00  100.00     Retail/Stable    
                             3500   75.00-75.00    75.00 Del                  

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Good                    750  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable    
                              500  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del                  
  Corn Silage                                                                       
      Good                      1   47.50-47.50    47.50                      
  Wheat Straw                                                                 
      Good                   2000   90.00-90.00    90.00 Del                  

Region 5: Southern California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00                      
                              150  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                   1050  150.00-155.00  151.43                      
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                        
      Premium                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00                      
                               50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable    

Region 6: Southeast California:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 120  165.00-165.00  165.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                   2000  125.00-130.00  126.98                      
      Fair                   2150  105.00-110.00  108.26                      
                             1300  120.00-125.00  121.15     Export           
                              250  100.00-100.00  100.00     Grassy           
  Bermuda Grass                                                               
      Good/Premium            250  155.00-155.00  155.00           
   
The following are the counties included in each region:                       
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                        
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, 
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.            
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                            
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.            
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.   

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  All hay classes traded fully steady on light
to moderate movement.  The Panhandle remained hot and dry and in much
need of rain causing some supplemental feeding of horses.  South Texas
Coastal Bermuda producers have gotten dry as well but reported plenty of
hay available.  Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where
noted.

   The Texas Department of Agriculture has Hay and Grazing Hot Line set
up for Buyers and sellers looking for hay or grazing; the number is 1-
877-429-1998. The website for the hotline is:
www.TexasAgriculture.gov/hayhotline

Panhandle/High Plains:
   Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 185.00-220.00
Good to Premium 175.00-185.00.
   Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 231.00-288.75, 7.00-8.75 per
bale.
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 150.00-155.00. Calf 155.00-
160.00.
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 125.00-
180.00, 62.50-90.00 per bale.
   Small Baless: FOB: Good to Premium 250.00, 7.50 per bale.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded 110.00-125.00; Beardless
     135.00.
   Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: 75.00.
   Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: 110.00.
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00; 40.00 per bale.
   Triticale: Large Bales: Delivered: 125.00.
   Cotton Burrs: Delivered: 30.00-35.00.
     
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos:
   Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 330.00,
10.00 per bale.
Small Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme 250.00, 7.50 per bale.
   Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 210.00-225.00.
Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 160.00-170.00.

North, Central, and East Texas:
Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 215.00-230.00;   
Good to Premium 200.00-215.00.                          
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-297.00,
7.00-9.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00
per bale.
   Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium 100.00-120.00, 50.00-60.00
per roll; Fair to Good 80.00-100.00; 40.00-50.00 per roll.
      
South Texas:
   Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium 231.00-265.00,
7.00-8.00 per bale; Fair to Good 165.00-198.00, 5.00-6.00 per
bale.
Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium
100.00-140.00; 50.00-70.00 per roll.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Jul 27, 2017

Receipts:  103 loads    Last Week:  118 loads    Last Year:  96 loads   

   Compared to last week:   Alfalfa sold mostly 5.00 lower on varying quality,
grass hay 5.00 to 10.00 lower.  Overall quality was average this week.
Prices dollars per ton, expect where noted.  All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.

One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and
Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 7 loads 115.00-140.00; Large Rounds, 14 loads
115.00-132.50.  Good:  Large Rounds, 18 loads 105.00-112.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
2 loads 85.00-90.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 77.50-80.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 95.00;  Large Rounds, 3 loads 100.00-110.00;
Small Squares, 1 load 100.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 3 loads 85.00-87.50; Large Rounds,
24 loads 80.00-95.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 70.00-77.50.  Utility:  Large
Rounds, 1 load 62.50.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 85.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 4 loads 67.50-82.50, mostly 75.00-82.50.  Large Rounds,
9 loads 85.00-97.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 40.00-42.50.

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Jul 29, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices remain mostly steady.
Trade and demand modrate. Rain showers continue in southern and
southwestern regions with some areas receiving up to 3 inches of rain.
Southern and Southwestern areas are 20-40% into 4th cuttting.  South
eastern areas are between 10-30% into 4th cuttings.     

Eastern region:

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00; 
Good quality; 165.00.   

Ground hay:  135.00 (feedlot hay)

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00
Good; 145.00-165.00; Fair; 125.00-145.00 to Dairies.

Small bales; Premium and Supreme 240.00 per ton loaded on truck.

Southern and Southwestern region:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales, Premium and Supreme 165.00-180.00;
Good; 145.00-165.00   fair; no test del to local dairies.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 8.00-9.00 per bale FOB.
Good quality; no test.

North central Region:

Baled alfalfa: small square bales; Premium and Supreme; 7.00-9.00 per bale
Good quality; 5.00-6.00 per bale.

Wheat hay: small Bales 7.00 per bale.

Iowa Hay Summary   

Week Ending  Friday,  July 28, 2017

For this week:  Hay prices trended mostly steady to instances lower. Looking forward
it looks like there will be sunshine all around allowing growers to be out in the
field as needed.

Alfalfa/Grass Good    Small Squares          130.00    -    155.00
                        Large Squares          120.00    -    140.00  

                Fair    Small Squares           80.00    -    115.00
Large Squares 75.00    -    90.00


Utility Large Squares 20.00    -    20.00   Water Damage

Grass           Fair    Large Squares          117.00    -    120.00
Large Rounds            70.00    -    90.00

                Utility Small Squares           75.00    -    75.00
                        Large Squares           55.00    -    75.00
                        Large Round             30.00    -    35.00

Straw Wheat Large Squares 96.00    -    130.00   


Certified Organic Hay: No Hay to report for the week of 7/24-7/28

Oregon Weekly Hay Report   


   Compared to July 14:  Prices trended generally steady.  All prices
reported today are new crop, unless otherwise noted.  Most producers
are done with first cutting and working on second cutting. Some recent
and upcoming thunderstorms in some of the growing areas has resulted in
lower quality and lower priced hay, as producers were caught off guard
and were unable to get the hay out of the field before the rains came.
Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay.
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                           

Tons:  24,463    Last Week:  no report    Last Year:  8509

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                   6  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                     50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable    

  Orchard Grass                                                               
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  15  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good/Premium             21  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                     75  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable    

  5-Way Mixed Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  10  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable    

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                           
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable    

Eastern Oregon:                                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Timothy Grass                                                               
    Large Square                                                              
      Premium                2080  280.00-305.00  290.58                      
      Good/Premium            400  250.00-250.00  250.00                      
      Good                    200  220.00-220.00  220.00                      

Harney County:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Large Square                                                              
      Premium/Supreme        4000  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic          
      Premium                1000  170.00-174.00  172.40                      

  Orchard Grass                                                               
    Large Square                                                              
      Premium                 800  174.00-174.00  174.00                      

Klamath Basin:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Mid Square                                                                
      Good                     25  165.00-165.00  165.00                      
      Utility                 125  115.00-115.00  115.00     Rain Damage      
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                 300  180.00-180.00  180.00     Export           
                               68  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    500  160.00-160.00  160.00                      
                              800  155.00-155.00  155.00     Export           
                              150  165.00-165.00  165.00     Retail/Stable    

  Triticale                                                                   
    Large Square                                                              
      Good/Premium            400  100.00-100.00  100.00                      

Lake County:                                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
    Large Square                                                              
      Supreme                1268  195.00-215.00  196.07                      
      Premium/Supreme        1400  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export           
      Premium                3200  190.00-200.00  194.69                      
                             2500  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export           
                              750  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic          
      Good/Premium            400  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic, Rain
Damage
      Good                    260  165.00-165.00  165.00     Rain Damage      
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium/Supreme         300  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted       
      Premium                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00                      
                               20  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good/Premium            200  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic, Rain
Damage

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                         
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                  30  185.00-185.00  185.00                      
                               10  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable    

  Alfalfa/Bluegrass Mix                                                       
    Small Square                                                              
      Good/Premium             35  170.00-170.00  170.00                      

  Orchard Grass                                                               
    Small Square                                                              
      Premium                 285  290.00-290.00  290.00     Contracted       

  Timothy Grass                                                               
    Large Square                                                              
      Premium                1800  255.00-255.00  255.00     Export           

  Triticale                                                                   
    Large Square                                                              
      Good/Premium            900   95.00-100.00   98.33                      

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  21,512    Last Week:  26,825    Last Year:  14,300

   Compared to last week, good Alfalfa and premium Timothy for export 6.00-
10.00 lower. Trade active with very good demand especially for Timothy.
Exporters continue to demand GMO free Alfalfa. Retail/Feedstore steady. All
prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

                         Tons       Price      Wtd Avg     Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Premium            3050   160.00-187.00   169.11     Export       
      Good               7150   135.00-160.00   151.85     Export       
                          300   110.00-110.00   110.00     Rain Damage  
      Fair                350   145.00-145.00   145.00                  
                          350   125.00-125.00   125.00     Bleached     

  Alfalfa                                                             
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium             500   215.00-215.00   215.00     Export       
      Good                250   170.00-180.00   176.00     Export       
      Fair                350   100.00-100.00   100.00     Rain Damage  

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                 
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium             150   260.00-260.00   260.00     Retail/Stable

  Orchard Grass                                                       
    Small Square                                                      
      Good                250   180.00-180.00   180.00     Export       

  Timothy Grass                                                       
    Mid Square                                                        
      Supreme             650   295.00-295.00   295.00     Export       
      Premium            3000   250.00-265.00   258.33     Export       
      Good               1300   230.00-240.00   236.92     Export       

  Timothy Grass                                                       
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium            1062   280.00-300.00   289.53     Export       
      Good                200   260.00-260.00   260.00     Export       

  Bluegrass Straw                                                     
    Mid Square                                                        
      Fair               2600   65.00-65.00    65.00     Export     

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  25,154    Last Week:  13,623    Last Year:  10,500

   Compared to last week, domestic and export Alfalfa steady. Timothy
steady to 10.00 per ton lower. Trade very active again this week with good
demand especially for export quality Timothy. Prices are dollars per ton and
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.

                      Tons       Price      Wtd Avg     Comments
  Alfalfa                                                    
    Mid Square                                               
      Good             850   120.00-120.00   120.00     Export 

  Orchard Grass                                              
    Mid Square                                               
      Good             100   165.00-165.00   165.00     Export 

  Timothy Grass                                              
    Mid Square                                               
      Premium         7550   235.00-255.00   249.60     Export 
      Good          15,129   200.00-230.00   224.69     Export 
      Fair            1525   150.00-180.00   177.54     Export 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with demand good to very 
good in all regions due to drought conditions in Montana and the Dakotas.  The 
NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending July 23, 
2017 states that Wyoming experienced warmer than normal temperatures for the 
week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  All of the 34 stations reported at or 
above average temperatures for the week with the high temperature of 105 degrees 
recorded at Torrington and a low of 37 degrees at Lake Yellowstone.  Four 
stations reported no precipitation and Sundance had the most precipitation with 
1.24 inches.  Twenty-eight of the 34 stations received below normal 
precipitation.  A reporter from Northwest Wyoming indicted that the spring rains 
brought on good grass which is now drying out, bringing on fire danger concerns.  
A reporter from North Central Wyoming noted that they have had a hot weather 
pattern with over 90 degrees, wind, and no measurable rain.  They also indicated 
that water supplies are becoming short and farmers are preparing for harvest.  A 
reporter from Western Wyoming stated that it has been hot and dry with some 
thunderstorm activity but not much moisture.  A reporter from South Central 
Wyoming reported continued hot and dry conditions with pastures drying up.  They 
also indicated that hay harvest is in full swing with production below average.  
Another reporter from South Central Wyoming noted that water supplies are drying 
up and producers are pulling livestock off summer pastures early due to poor 
grass nutritional value and/or a lack of grass.  A reporter from Southeast 
Wyoming indicated that there has been some of rain, but most areas received 
little moisture and hot, dry conditions persist.  Stock water supplies across 
Wyoming were rated 6 percent very short, 15 percent short, and 79 percent 
adequate.  Alfalfa crop condition is 5 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 19 
percent fair, and 63 percent good.  Alfalfa second cutting is 32 percent 
complete.  The NASS South Dakota Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week 
ending July 23, 2017 states that showers and thunderstorms brought much needed 
rain to portions of north and east central South Dakota, according to the USDA’s 
National Agricultural Statistics Service.  Rainfall totals ranged from one-third 
to over two inches.  Some storms turned severe producing localized damage from 
wind and hail.  Overall, statewide moisture conditions remain short to very 
short as last week’s rainfall was not widespread.  Wheat harvest continued ahead 
of average, while third-cutting alfalfa began in some portions of the State.  
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 43 percent very short, 39 short, 17 adequate, 
and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 42 percent very short, 39 short, 
19 adequate, and 0 surplus.  Alfalfa condition rated 51 percent very poor, 31 
poor, 11 fair, 7 good, and 0 excellent.  Alfalfa second cutting was 41 percent, 
behind 51 last year and 55 average.  Third cutting was 1 percent.  The NASS 
Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending July 23, 2017 
states that temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal, according 
to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  Measureable rainfall 
was received in the northern and southeastern parts of Nebraska.  Topsoil 
moisture supplies rated 31 percent very short, 40 short, 29 adequate, and 0 
surplus.  Subsoil moisture supplies rated 24 percent very short, 42 short, 34 
adequate, and 0 surplus.  Alfalfa condition rated 6 percent very poor, 15 poor, 
33 fair, 38 good, and 8 excellent.  Alfalfa second cutting was 96 percent 
complete, ahead of 90 last year and 83 average.  Third cutting was 22 percent, 
near 19 last year.  All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales 
and rounds, unless otherwise noted.  Most horse hay sold in small squares.  
Prices are from the most recent reported sales. 

Eastern Wyoming 
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 125.00-130.00; Fair 115.00.
   Round Bales: Good 165.00; Fair 120.00.
  Grass/Alfalfa Mix
   Large Squares: Premium 160.00 DEL. 
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 165.00, 100.00, rain damage.
   Small Squares: Premium 190.00 (6.00 per bale).
  Alfalfa/Orchard Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 200.00 (6.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
  Alfalfa
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
  Wheat Straw
   Contracted standing 67.50.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 150.00.
  Wheat Hay
   Large Squares: Good 80.00. 
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.