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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Oklahoma Hay Market Report

Alfalfa trade moderate on moderate to good demand. Movement mostly moderate, 
instances fairly active in western and central Oklahoma. Prices are fully 
steady. Movement was also good on wheat hay in western counties. Grass hay 
demand and movement very light and supplies mostly burdensome. Third and 
fourth cutting of alfalfa still underway. Good rains and growing conditions 
also adding to grass supply and many producers still cutting and baling grass 
hay despite limited demand. Wheat planting expected to begin in next week to 
10 days. 

Market News continues to maintain an online hay directory for both in-state
and out-of-state hay producers.  The directories are on the ODAFF homepage
at www.oda.state.ok.us. Producers wishing to list hay are encouraged to call
at 1-800-580-6543 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa
 
Central Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 140.00-150.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 125.00-140.00. Good quality large square bales 
mostly 100.00-110.00. Fair to Good quality round bales and few large square 
bales 80.00-90.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Small square bales horse hay 60-70 lb. bales mostly 10.00-
12.00 per bale. 

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 140.00-150.00. Premium 
quality large square bales few sales 125.00-130.00. Good quality 90.00-
100.00. 

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 30.00-50.00 per bale, 5 X 6 bales 
40.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 4 X 5 round bales 30.00-40.00 per bale. 
Small square bales good Bermuda mostly 6.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma: Good quality wheat hay 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales mostly
50.00/bale or 80.00 per ton. Good Bermuda horse quality 65.00-70.00 per bale 
in 5 X 6 bales, Good Bermuda cow hay 5 X 6 bales 45.00-60.00 per bale, 4 X 5 
bales mixed grass 35.00-45.00 per bale. Certified weed free wheat straw 4 X 5 
bales 50.00 per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00. Good Bermuda 
in 5 X 6 bales 50.00-65.00 per bale. Mixed grass 4 x 5 bales 30.00-40.00 per 
bale. Small square bales good mixed grass or Bermuda 4.00-6.00 per bale.

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with demand good in all 
regions.  The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the week 
ending August 27, 2017 states that a reporter from North Central Wyoming 
indicated that there is a stock water shortage but livestock still look good and 
field work is ongoing.  A reporter from Southwestern Wyoming indicated that 
cooler temperatures and small rain storms have helped maintain pasture and range 
conditions.  A reporter from South Central Wyoming reported that the rainy 
conditions have ended and they are back to dry conditions.  They also reported 
hay harvest is close to completion and cattle are being moved off summer 
pasture.  A reporter from Southeastern Wyoming indicated that late summer 
conditions persist but range conditions are good due to monsoonal weather.  
Pasture and range condition rated 4 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 40 
percent fair, 40 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Alfalfa crop condition 
is 5 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 68 percent good, and 9 
percent excellent.  Alfalfa second cutting is 92 percent complete and third 
cutting is 8 percent complete.  The NASS Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition 
Report for the week ending August 28, 2017 states that the panhandle area 
remained relatively dry this week.  Alfalfa condition rated 4 percent very poor, 
9 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.  
Alfalfa third cutting was 92 percent complete, and fourth cutting was 30 percent 
complete.  Pasture and range condition rated 7 percent very poor, 8 percent 
poor, 18 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.  The NASS 
South Dakota Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending August 28, 
2017 states that the western third of the state received scattered showers and 
warmer weather.  Alfalfa condition rated 31 percent very poor, 37 percent poor, 
19 percent fair, 12 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Alfalfa second 
cutting was 74 percent complete, third cutting was 41 percent complete.  Pasture 
and range condition rated 32 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 25 percent 
fair, 15 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  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: Fair 120.00-125.00.
   Round Bales: Fair 120.00-125.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Premium 190.00; Good 135.00 (4.00 per bale).
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix
   Small Squares: Good/Premium 185.00 (6.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
  Alfalfa
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
  Wheat Straw
   Large Squares: Good 70.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Colorado Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were steady with activity and demand good in 
all classes.  The NASS Colorado Crop Progress and Condition report for the week 
ending August 27, 2017 states that drier conditions and warmer weather 
throughout the state last week allowed fieldwork activities to proceed with 
minimal delay and helped push crops toward maturity, according to the Mountain 
Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  In 
northeastern counties, reporters noted that with the exception of persistently 
dry areas, crop and rangeland conditions are holding steady and good fieldwork 
progress was made last week.  East central counties received minimal rain last 
week, but a reporter remarked crops are in need of heat to mature.  Livestock 
and pastures in the San Luis Valley are in good condition with recently received 
moisture.  A reporter noted the drier conditions last week helped move alfalfa 
harvest along better than past weeks.  Southeastern counties also experienced 
drier conditions, which helped alfalfa harvest progress.  Pasture and Range 
conditions were rated 10 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 12 
percent excellent.  Alfalfa crop condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 10 
percent poor, 30 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  
Alfalfa second cutting is 97 percent complete and third cutting is 54 percent 
complete.  All prices reported are FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  Prices reflect load lots of hay.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, 
use the services of the Colorado Department of Agriculture website: 
www.coloradoagriculture.com.

Northeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Premium 190.00, small lot; Utility 110.00, 130.00 DEL. 
   Small Squares: Premium 240.00-250.00 (7.25-7.50 per bale), small lot; Good 
180.00 (5.50 per bale), small lot.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Premium 225.00, small lot; Good 180.00-190.00.
   Small Squares: Premium 280.00-290.00 (8.00-8.25 per bale), small lot.
  Orchard Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 275.00 (8.25 per bale), small lot.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southeast Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good 130.00; Good/Fair 120.00.
   Small Squares: Supreme 200.00.
  Grass
   Small Squares: Premium 245.00 (6.50 per bale), retail.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

San Luis Valley Area
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Supreme 180.00; Fair 105.00-115.00; Utility 80.00-85.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Southwest Colorado Areas
  Timothy
   Small Squares: Premium 325.00 (15.50 per bale), retail.
  Timothy/Orchard Mix
   Small Squares: Premium 285.00-295.00 (9.50-13.50 per bale), retail.
   No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.

Mountains and Northwest Colorado Areas
  Alfalfa
   Round Bales: Good 125.00.
  Grass
   Large Squares: Good 125.00.
   Small Squares: Good 180.00.
   Round Bales: Good 125.00.
  Oat
   Round Bales: Good 100.00.
   No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.

Northeast: Weld, Washington, Morgan, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln, Elbert, 
Adams, Sedgwick, Yuma, Larimer, Jefferson, Douglas, Kit Carson, Phillips, 
Logan, Boulder, Arapahoe, and El Paso.
Southeast: Fremont, Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, Bent, Otero, Prowers, 
Crowley, and Pueblo.
San Luis Valley: Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, Conejos, Rio Grande, and 
Mineral.
Southwest: Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Montezuma, Dolores, 
San Juan, Hinsdale, Archuleta, and La Plata.
Mountains and Northwest: Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, 
Gunnison, Teller, Grand, Chaffee, Park, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, 
Lake, and Eagle.

Nebraska Hay Summary

Week Ending September 01, 2017

    
    Compared to last week alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and 
delivered forages mostly 5.00-10.00 higher, ground and delivered  
cornstalks steady to 15.00 higher. Demand mostly moderate this week as 
most areas of the state have received rain and some pastures have started 
to green up. Most producers continue to fight Mother Nature on getting 
hay mowed, dried out in order to bale. Several fields of third cutting 
still on the ground the last 10 days or so as producers continue to spin 
there wheels trying to get it baled. Some areas of the state have started 
on 4th cutting alfalfa. Other areas have started to cut down cane or 
millet hay and some parts have started cutting hailed out corn for 
silage. All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless 
otherwise noted.

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large square bales 140.00-150.00, Fair large square bales 
95.00-110.00. Good large round bales 80.00-100.00. Grass Hay: Good large 
round bales 90.00-100.00, Old crop good large round bales 75.00-80.00. 
Premium small square bales 150.00. Straw: Large round bales and large 
squares bales at 70.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 110.00.  Dehy 
Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 185.00-210.00.
 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good round bales 85.00-100.00.  Grass Hay: Old crop good large 
round bales 75.00. Straw: Large round bales 60.00. Ground and delivered 
alfalfa 120.00-125.00. Ground and delivered cane 110.00, Ground and 
delivered cane/cornstalk mix 95.00, Ground and delivered cornstalks 
90.00-95.00. Dehy pellets 17 percent protein 190.00. 

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary

Week ending 09/31/2017

     
Some producers returning to the felids now to bale some fall grass hay around 
the state. Conditions of pastures is fair to mostly good and water and hay 
supplies are currently adequate. Over 90% of the third cutting of alfalfa has 
been completed. Hay movement remains fairly slow. Still a lot of last year’s hay 
setting in some areas as well. Hay supplies are moderate, demand is light and 
prices are steady. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory 
available for both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for listings of hay 
http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless 
specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales based 
generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 170.00-220.00
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 150.00-180.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 4.50-5.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-120.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-100.00
Small squares 3.00-4.50 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 50.00-80.00
small squares 2.50-3.50 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 20.00-30.00 per large round bale 

Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 50.00-80.00

Wheat straw 3.00-5.00 per small square bale

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

West Coast hay exports begin to rebound

It’s been a slow recovery for U.S. hay exporters from oversupply the last couple of years due to the West Coast port slowdown of 2014 and 2015.

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Hay exporters are beginning to rebound from more than two years of oversupply and low prices, but they say business is still lacking.

“Overall quality is up but demand is flat to down and shipments are down because of a rapid price increase. Export volume is down versus this time last year,” said Mike Hajny, owner of Hajny Trading, an Ellensburg hay exporter.

“The timothy market has improved. Alfalfa continues to be underpriced in export markets. There continues to be more processing capacity for export than demand. We need more growth in export markets,” said Mark T. Anderson, president of Anderson Hay & Grain Co., a large West Coast exporter in Ellensburg, Wash.

While prices have improved they are still low for growers and exporters compared to their costs, Anderson said.

Exporters lost money on a lot of hay last winter to clear out an inventory build-up caused by a union work slowdown at West Coast seaports in 2014 and 2015. A long, cold winter and cool spring increased domestic feeder hay demand and helped reduce stockpiles.

In the Columbia Basin, the price of premium export alfalfa increased from $120 to $180 per ton in less than six months.

The sharp price increase met some overseas buyer resistance and while Japan, South Korea and China began buying more U.S. hay they will also be looking for cheaper alternatives, Hajny said.
“Pricing in China continues to be low compared to U.S. market conditions,” Anderson said.

The average farmgate price of big bale premium timothy was $245 per ton in the Columbia Basin on Aug. 18 and $155 to $175 for alfalfa, according to the USDA.

Shawn Clausen, a Warden, Wash., grower, said hay prices are now slumping because corn and wheat prices fell in just the last two to three weeks. At lower prices, grain will be attractive to overseas livestock owners who normally buy hay, he said.

Exporters are leery of buying hay at $175 per ton and being unable to sell it profitably overseas, he said.

Third-cutting alfalfa in the Columbia Basin was compromised in quality by about two weeks of smoke from British Columbia wildfires, Clausen said.

“It created a false cloud cover. The sun didn’t come through and that created high humidity and a lot more bleached out hay that took a couple more days drying time,” he said.

Smoke had a “big impact” on third cutting quality, Anderson said.

Analysis and color of alfalfa is generally better this year, but timothy quality is “outstanding, the nicest we’ve seen in years” with second cutting following far enough after the smoke to not be damaged, Hajny said.

“Essentially, Ellensburg and Idaho went up with no rain on timothy and it caught limited showers in the Basin,” Hajny said.

First-cutting yields were light because the weather was too cool in May, and Columbia Basin tonnage undoubtedly will be down 10 percent this year, Clausen said.

He normally gets yields of 9 tons per acre but will be closer to 8 this season, Clausen said. He plans to begin swathing fourth cutting on Sept. 11 and finish baling by Oct. 1.

“Overall the hay industry is better this year than last without a doubt. I have a chance to break even and pay my bills. Last year was a loss,” Clausen said. “It’s a slow comeback from the port deal. I won’t be planting more alfalfa next year. I don’t do timothy, but I may next year.”

U.S. hay exports, mostly along the West Coast, were developed in the 1970s for the dairy and beef markets in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. In the last 10 years, China and United Arab Emirates became big markets. Exports peaked at 4.5 million tons in 2013, were just under 4 million in 2014 and were about 4.2 million in 2015 at a value of $1.3 billion, according to the University of California-Davis.

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,416/4,150    Last week:  10,239/4,083    Last year: 11,175/4,891
             
Hay market activity slow; demand light for most classes of hay; prices steady. 
The unusually mild August weather continues, as does the rain.  Some eastern 
Kansas counties received in excess of six inches last week, with high 
temperatures only reaching into the mid 80's.   Per NASS, Kansas alfalfa hay 
condition rated 2 pct very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 48 good, and 4 excellent. 
Third cutting was 96 pct complete, near 94 pct last year and ahead of the 89 pct 
average. Fourth cutting was 41 pct complete, equal to last year, but ahead of 
the 27 pct average. Most of the state remains drought-free with only the central 
third in moderate drought. According to the US Drought Monitor, the abnormally 
dry (D0) category has decreased to 36.51 pct and moderate drought (D1) increased 
to 18.52 pct.  If you have hay for sale, and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the 
services of the Internet Hay Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php.
  
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05 higher, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-
250.00. Dairy, .80-.90/point RFV, Supreme 150.00-165.00, Premium 135.00-165.00, 
Good 120.00-150.00.  Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 100.00-110.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 115.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00, with instances at 140.00.  The 
week of 8/20-8/26, 9,416T of grinding alfalfa and 1,190T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05 higher, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, grinding 
alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 
7.50-8.50/bale, Dairy, .75-.80/point RFV. Supreme 140.00-150.00, Premium 130.00-
145.00, Good 110.00-135.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa, 95.00-105.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 115.00-125.00. 
The week of 8/20-8/26, 4,150T of grinding alfalfa and 930T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 150.00-160.00, 17 pct 
protein 155.00-165.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 192.00-202.00. Grass hay: none 
reported. Oat hay, large rounds 85.00-95.00 delivered. Straw large squares 
50.00-60.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 210.00-220.00.  Dairy .75-.85/point RFV. Stock 
cow alfalfa 90.00-100.00 with an instance at 125.00-135.00.  Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 90.00. Ground and delivered, 90.00-
100.00 with an instance at 115.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 
105.00-120.00. Good, mid and large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 55.00-
65.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-
120.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. Oat hay, large squares 120.00-130.00. Straw, 
none reported. CWF grass mulch large squares 50.00. 

Northwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: small squares, horse quality none reported. Goat, 170.00-180.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 85.00-95.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 65.00-75.00 with an instance at 85.00. Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 90.00-100.00. Wheat hay large rounds 50.00 in 
the field. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05 higher, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa steady, 
grass hay steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, none reported.  
Dairy .90-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 165.00-185.00.  Premium 155.00-185.00, Good 
135.00-170.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 
80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered, 110.00-120.00.  Grass hay: bluestem, small 
squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  
Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale delivered, mid and large squares, 
100.00-110.00, good large rounds 70.00-75.00. Straw, small squares, 4.00-
5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00. 

Corsica, SD Hay and Straw Auction

For Monday Aug 28, 2017

Receipts:  28 Loads    Last Week: 32 Loads    Last Year:  14 Loads

All prices dollars per ton.

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

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 100.00-122.50.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 2 loads 72.50-87.50.  

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 90.00-122.50.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 9 loads 52.50-87.50.

   CRP Hay:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 2016 45.00-50.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 67.50-70.00.

Most hay classes steady

In Nebraska and the East River area of South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay mostly steady, instances $10 higher. Ground and delivered forages and dehydrated alfalfa pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good, according to the USDA Market News Service, Aug. 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.
Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150, old crop from $125-$130, large rounds, $80-$85; fair, large squares, $95-$110. Good grass hay, large rounds, $80-$90; premium, small squares, $150. Cornstalks, baled this spring in round bales, $40. Grounds and delivered alfalfa, $100. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $185-$210.
Platte Valley—Good/premium alfalfa, rounds $100; good, rounds, $80-$85. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $115-$120. Ground and delivered cane/cornstalks, $85, ground and delivered cornstalks, $75-$95. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $190.East River area of South Dakota—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $200; premium, large squares, $150-$165, small squares, $6/bale; good, large rounds, $120 delivered short haul; fair, large squares, $115; utility/fair, large squares, $100-$115. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% $160, 17%, $165. Alfalfa meal, 17% $170. Premium, alfalfa grass mix, large squares, $150; good/premium, large rounds, $120 delivered short haul. Premium grass, large rounds, $130, small squares, $4.50/bale; good, large rounds, $120 delivered 60 miles; fair, large rounds, $115. Straw, large rounds, $75 out of field, large squares, $80 out of the field, large squares and rounds $100 FOB the yard. Cornstalks, no reported sales.
In Iowa, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady to weak. Straw sold with firm undertones.
Rock Valley—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $125, large rounds, $110-$127.50; good, large squares, $82.50-$97.50, large rounds, $80-$100; fair, large rounds, $77.50, small squares, $2/60/bale. Premium grass, large rounds, $105-$107.50; good, large rounds, $80-$95; fair, large rounds, $72.50-$75; utility, large rounds, $62.50. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $102.50-$107.50; good, large squares, $87.50. Straw, large squares, $60, 1 load, $102.50, large rounds, $77.50-$90. Cornstalks, large rounds, $50.
In Minnesota, alfalfa grass hay steady.
Fair alfalfa, large rounds, $70-$80; utility, large rounds, $60. Premium grass, large rounds, $80; good, large rounds, $60-$65; fair, large rounds, $45-$55; utility, large rounds, $40. Premium alfalfa grass mix, large rounds, $95; good, large rounds, $75-$80; fair, large rounds, $55-$60. Straw, small squares, $2.60-$3.40/bale, large rounds, $32/bale.
In Montana, hay prices sold generally steady. Demand was mostly moderate on mostly light to moderate supplies and slow to moderate market activity.
Supreme alfalfa, small squares, $200; premium, large squares, $140, large rounds, $150; good, large squares, $130-$180, large rounds, $130-$185, small squares, $150; fair, large squares, $110-$170, large rounds, $120-$170, small squares, $130;utility, large rounds, NA, large squares, $100. Premium grass alfalfa, small squares, NA; good, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA; fair, large squares, $130-$135, large rounds, NA. Premium grass, large rounds, NA; good, large squares, $140, large rounds, $130-$135; fair, large squares, NA, large rounds, $120-$130; utility, large rounds, NA. Premium timothy grass, small squares, $200-$240, large rounds, NA; good, large rounds, NA. Barley straw, large squares, $50-$60, long haul, $40, large rounds, NA, small squares, NA. Wheat straw, SCMT, large squares, $45-$55; NMT, large squares, NA, large rounds, NA.
In Wyoming, western Nebraska and western South Dakota, prices were mostly steady with demand good to very good in all regions.
Eastern Wyoming—Good alfalfa, large squares, $135; fair, large squares, $120-$125. Good oat, large squares, $110. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Central/western Wyoming—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $190. Good/premium alfalfa grass mix, small squares, $185. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western Nebraska—Alfalfa, ground and delivered, $135. Fair, large squares, $110-$120. Good wheat straw, large squares, $70. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Western South Dakota—No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
In Colorado, hay prices were steady with activity and demand good in all classes.
Northeast—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $190 small lot, small squares, $240-$250, small lot. Haylage, 32% dry matter, $56 delivered. Premium grass, large squares, $225, small lot; good, large squares, $180-$190; Premium orchard, small squares, $275, small lot. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
Southeast—Good alfalfa, large squares, $130, small squares, $200. Premium grass, small squares, $245, retail, rounds bales, $170. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
San Luis Valley—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $180; Premium, large squares, $140-$165; fair, large squares, $105; utility, $80-$85. No reported quotes for other classes of hay.
Southwest-Premium orchard grass, small squares, $290, retail. No reported quotes from all other classes of hay.
Mountains/northwest—Good grass, large squares, $150, small squares, $180. Good, rounds bales, $100. No reported quotes for all other classes of hay.
In Missouri, hay 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, large rounds, $20-$30. Fair/good bromegrass, $50-$80. Wheat straw, small squares, $3-$5/bale.
In Oklahoma, alfalfa trade and movement mostly moderate. Demand light to moderate for dairy hay, light for grinding hay. Grass hay demand very light. Prices fully steady for alfalfa and grass hay.
Central—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $140-$150; premium, large squares, $120-$140; good, large squares, mostly $100-$110; fair/good, round, few large squares, $80-$90. 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, good bermuda, small squares, mostly $6/bale.
Eastern—Alfalfa, small squares horse hay, 60-70 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—Supreme alfalfa, large squares, $150; premium, large squares, few sales $125-$130; good, $90-$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. Certified weed free wheat straw, 4 x 5 bales, $50/bale.
In Texas, in the Panhandle, all hay classes remained mostly steady on slow movement.
Panhandle/High Plains—Premium/supreme alfalfa, large squares, delivered, $185-$235, large rounds, $90-$100/bale; good/premium, large squares, delivered, $160-$185, small bales delivered, $231-$288.75. Ground alfalfa, delivered to feedlots, $145-$160, calf, $160, brown, $135. Good/premium coastal bermuda, large rounds, delivered $180; fair/good, $130. Wheat hay, large bales, delivered, bearded, $125-$130, beardless, $130-$140. Wheat straw, large bales, delivered, $75. Oat hay, large bales, delivered, $80.
Far west Texas/Trans Pecos—Premium/supreme alfalfa, small squares, delivered $330, small bales, FOB, $250, large squares, delivered, $220-$225, large squares, FOB, $160-$170; good/premium, large squares, FOB, $140-$160; fair/good, large squares, FOB, $135-$140.
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-$140; 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, large rounds, FOB and delivered locally, $70-$100.
In New Mexico, alfalfa hay prices steady. Trade was slow, demand moderate.
Eastern—Premium/supreme, baled alfalfa, large squares, $165-$180; good, large squares, $150-$165; fair, large squares, $125-$145. Ground hay, $130-$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, $120-$145 to dairies.
South/southwest—Premium/supreme bales alfalfa, large squares, $155-$165, small bales alfalfa, $8-$9/bale FOB; good, large squares, $145-$155; fair, large squares, $120-$140.
North central—Premium/ supreme baled alfalfa, small squares, $7-$9/bale; good, small squares, $5-$6/bale. Wheat hay, small bales, $7/bale.

Sunday, August 27, 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 80200 tons.

Guidelines for Alfalfa Hay:  Visual exam and intent of sale; Relative Feed Value (RFI.J); 
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF); Crude Protein (C?). USDA Grades are based on 100 % Dry Matter
Content.  All prices are in dollars per ton, FOB at stack,  Unless Otherwise noted. Bales
large and small.

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, August 25, 2017

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market

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

   Compared to last week:  Light reported sales this week.  Prices held mostly steady.
Demand and interest mostly moderate as much of the eastern half of the state has received
rains over the past couple of weeks.  According to the NASS Crop Progress released on August
21st, the alfalfa was rated at 12 percent Good to Excellent, with 2nd cutting 71 percent
completed and 3rd cutting 35 percent complete.   Drought conditions in South Dakota changed
slightly in the past week; with 11.5 percent of the state currently not affected, and at the
other end of the spectrum 7.2 percent experiencing D3 or Extreme Drought conditions.  Spring
wheat harvest is nearing completion and straw baling is in full swing while weather conditions
allow.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00-165.00;
Small Squares, 6.00 per bale.  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00 Delivered Short Haul.
Fair:  Large Squares, 115.00. Utility to Fair:  Large Squares, 100.00-115.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 160.00; 17 pct 165.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 170.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Good to Premium:  Large Rounds,
120.00 Delivered Short Haul.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 130.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale.
Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00 Delivered 60 miles.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 115.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 75.00 out of the field; Large Squares 80.00 out of the
field.  Large Rounds, 95.00 Delivered Short Haul.

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold steady to weak.
Demand and supplies were mostly light to moderate. Market
activity this week was slow. With cattle prices under pressure
many ranchers continue to shop around for hay. Hay movement
was very slow this week as it was last week. Many loads that
are being trucked sold earlier in the summer and new sales
are few and far between. Drought conditions continue to plague
the majority of the state with over 90% of the state in Moderate
to Extreme drought as of Tuesday's update from the Drought
Mitigation Center. Grass hay sold fully steady on mostly
moderate demand for light supplies.  All prices are dollars per
ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                             
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares, 140.00 
                        Large rounds,  150.00             
              Good:     Large squares, 130.00-175.00          
                        Large rounds,  130.00-180.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-165.00
                        Large rounds,  120.00-170.00
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 100.00  
               
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00
                        Large rounds,  125.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00
                        Large rounds,  130.00-135.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  120.00-130.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA   
                         

Timothy
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 200.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
          

Barley                  Large squares, 50.00-60.00;  long haul 40.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                 

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 40.00-55.00; long haul 35.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  6860    Last Week:  11,017    Last Year:  18,375

   Compared to last week, good Alfalfa and premium Timothy for export
steady. Trade slow to moderate with good demand especially for Timothy.
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            300  155.00-175.00  168.33                      
                         550  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export           
      Good               400  140.00-150.00  146.25                      
      Fair              2000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Rain Damage      

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            275  175.00-200.00  188.64                      
                          50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Certified Weed   
                                                        Free             

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Fair               150  145.00-145.00  145.00                      

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Premium            175  245.00-245.00  245.00                      
      Good               225  215.00-215.00  215.00                      

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Fair               500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Export           

  Alfalfa Straw                                                          
    Mid Square                                                           
      Utility            235   60.00-60.00    60.00                      

  Wheat Straw                                                            
    Mid Square                                                           
      Good              2000   55.00-55.00    55.00      

Weekly Texas Hay Report

  Compared to last report:  Hay traded full steady on light movement. 
Panhandle has had cooler temperatures and thunderstorms which have
pastures in good condition.  Some lower quality hay entered the market
but most feed yards and dairies were glad to get it to cheapen rations
when possible.  South Texas remained dry with hopes that the tropical
storm will bring enough rainfall for a second cutting of Coastal Bermuda.
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 185.00-230.00;
Good to Premium 160.00-185.00.
Large Rounds: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 90.00-100.00 per
bale.
Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium 231.00-288.75, 7.00-
8.75 per bale.
   Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: 145.00-160.00, Calf 160.00,
brown 135.00.
   Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium 180.00,
90.00 per bale; Fair to Good 130.00, 65.00 per bale.
   Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded 125.00-130.00; Beardless  
130.00-140.00.
   Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: 75.00.
   Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: 80.00.
   Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: 95.00.
        
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos:
Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme
      250.00-280.50, 7.50-8.50 per bale.
Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme 220.00.
Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme 160.00-170.00; Good to
Premium 140.00-160.00; Fair to Good 135.00-140.00.

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 100.00-140.00, 50.00-70.00
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; Fair to Good 70.00- 
100.00, 35.00-50.00 per roll.

Rock Valley Hay Auction

For Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Receipts:  82 loads    Last Week:  73 loads    Last Year:  100 loads   

   Compared to last week:   Prices were generally steady, with firmer undertones
noted for the higher quality alfalfa and grass.  Alfalfa and grass quality varied
today.  Straw sold steady.  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, 2 loads 135.00-140.00; Large Rounds, 20 loads
115.00-127.50.  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 90.00; Large Rounds, 11 loads 85.00-110.00.
Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 75.00; Large ROunds, 2 loads 75.00; Small Squares, 76 bales
at 3.00 per bale.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 105.00-112.50; Small Squares, 1 load 127.50.
Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 95.00-97.50; Large Rounds, 11 loads 82.50-97.50.  Fair:
Large Rounds, 7 loads 62.50-75.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 50.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 60.00-72.50.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 70.00-87.50.  Small Squares, 120 bales at 3.00 per bale.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 50.00-70.00; Very Poor 1 load 35.00.

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

       

   Compared to Aug 11:  Prices trended generally steady.  All prices
reported today are 2017 crop, unless otherwise noted.  Most producers
are done with first and second cutting and out in the field working on
third cutting.  Preparations for the eclipse through the state of Oregon
has slowed hay sales this week.  Some hay producers even welcomed visitors
into their hay fields to watch this once in a lifetime event.  Retail/Stable
type hay remains the largest demanded hay.
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.
                                                        
Tons:  7123    Last Week:  2729    Last Year:  12,090   

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:            
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Premium            200  170.00-170.00  170.00                      
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium             55  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable    

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium             53  230.00-250.00  231.13     Retail/Stable    
      Good/Premium       200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable    

  Meadow Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium             50  205.00-205.00  205.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good/Premium         3  175.00-175.00  175.00                      
                           4  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable    

Eastern Oregon:                                                          
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Premium            200  150.00-150.00  150.00                      
                        1000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export           
      Fair/Good          400  125.00-125.00  125.00                      

Klamath Basin:                                                           
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium             75  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable    

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium            200  200.00-240.00  220.00     Retail/Stable    

Lake County:                                                             
                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Premium             70  190.00-190.00  190.00                      
                        4500  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export           
      Fair                31  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage      
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium             32  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic          

  Oat/Barley Mix                                                         
    Large Square                                                         
      Good                50  110.00-110.00  110.00                      

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                     

Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending Aug 26, 2017

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices weak.  Trade slow,
demand moderate. Rain showers continue over many regions slowing
harvest.  Southern and southwestern regions are between 4th and
5th cuttting.  South eastern areas are between between 4th and
5th cuttings.     

Eastern region:

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00; 
Good quality; 145.00-165.00; fair 125.00-145.00.   

Ground hay:  145.00 (feedlot hay)

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 165.00-180.00
Good; 145.00-165.00; Fair; 120.00-145.00 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 155.00-165.00;
Good; 135.00-155.00   fair; 110.00-125.00; utility; 90.00.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 7.00-9.00 per bale FOB.
Good 6.00-7.00; fair 5.00 per bale.

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,  August 25, 2017

For this week:  Hay prices trended mostly steady to instances 5.00 higher.
The majority of Iowa recived some rain fall this week with some areas
reaching an inch or more. Looking forward to next week looks dry and
partly cloudy.

Alfalfa         Good    Large Squares          165.00    -    180.00

Alfalfa/Grass Premium Small Squares        230.00    -    235.00

Good    Small Squares          125.00    -    160.00
                        Large Squares          125.00    -    145.00
Large Round         95.00    -    110.00 

                Fair    Small Squares          100.00    -    120.00
Large Squares        100.00    -    105.00
Large Round             75.00    -    85.00

Utility Large Square            40.00    -    60.00  

Grass           Fair    Large Squares          100.00    -    130.00
Large Rounds            60.00    -    85.00

Utility Small Squares           40.00    -    40.00
Large Round             30.00    -    30.00 Wet 

Straw Oat     Small Squares         90.00    -    120.00
                Large Squares        100.00    -    120.00   
                Large Round         50.00    -    85.00

Certified Organic Hay: No Hay to report for the week of 8/21-8/25

California Hay Report

 Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According to the NASS crop progress report August 20, 2017, the Mostly dry
conditions and near normal temperatures dominated the weather this week. With
some areas of rain concentrated mostly in the higher elevation regions on the
eastern side of the state, with Yosemite Valley receiving a total of 0.45 inches
for the week. Continued heat in the higher elevations has nearly melted all
snow, except for those shaded locations near Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Temperature highs were in the 60s to 70s along the coast, 80s to 90s in the
mountains, 80s to 100s in the valley, and highs in the 100s in the desert.
Temperature lows were in the 40s to 50s along the coast and the mountains, 50s
to 60s in the valley, and the 70s in the dessert.  Alfalfa continued to be cut
and baled. Safflower was drying in the field. Sorghum for silage was cultivated
and irrigated. Cotton was blooming and forming bolls, and continued to be
irrigated. Corn for silage was harvested. Black-eyed beans were maturing and
nearing harvest. Rice was heading ahead of schedule.  All hay is reported FOB
the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of
report.


Tons:  8841    Last Week:  8858    Last Year:  10,370                         

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 250  200.00-200.00  200.00                      
      Premium                 400  170.00-200.00  177.50                      
                              125  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable    
  Wheat Straw                                                                 
      Good                   1000   50.00-50.00    50.00                      

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                  
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Good                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00                      
                              100  170.00-170.00  170.00     Grassy           

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                        
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Supreme                 650  245.00-260.00  253.08 Del                  
      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00                      
                               25  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable    
                              300  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                  
                              200  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del Retail/Stable    
      Good                    150  170.00-170.00  170.00                      
      Fair/Good               150  218.00-218.00  218.00 Del Organic          
      Fair                    100  140.00-140.00  140.00     Grassy           

  Orchard Grass                                                               
      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00                      
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                        
      Good                     50  115.00-115.00  115.00                      
                              100  118.00-118.00  118.00 Del                  
  Wheat Straw                                                                 
      Good                   1000  125.00-125.00  125.00 Del    

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Barley                                                                      
      Good                    500   75.00-75.00    75.00     Old Crop         
  Corn Silage                                                                       
      Good                      1   45.00-45.00    45.00     Contracted       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 225  190.00-210.00  196.67     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    700  157.00-157.00  157.00     Grassy           
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                        
      Premium                  25  185.00-185.00  185.00                      

Region 6: Southeast California:                                               
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         
  Alfalfa                                                                     
      Premium                 700  150.00-150.00  150.00                      
                              250  165.00-185.00  173.00     Retail/Stable    
      Good                    140  135.00-135.00  135.00                      
      Fair                    550  110.00-115.00  110.91                      
                              400  120.00-120.00  120.00     Export           
                              500  100.00-100.00  100.00     Grassy           
  Bermuda Grass                                                               
      Premium                  50  190.00-190.00  190.00                      
                               75  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable  

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.