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Friday, July 31, 2020

California Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  
According to the NASS Crop Progress report July 27, 2020, in Tulare 
County, harvested fields were being disked and planted for silage or 
other forage crops. Corn for silage continued to grow at a steady rate, 
with an increase in irrigation. Alfalfa was maturing and continued to be 
harvested. Bean fields were flowering. Cotton plants continued to bloom 
and underwent weed control. In the Sacramento Valley, rice continued to 
progress well and at a normal pace. Safflower and sunflower fields were 
drying down. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  15,640    Last Week:  13,525    Last Year:  21,100                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 400  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                 550  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail     
      Good                    300  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair                    225  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  75  260.00-260.00  260.00    Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  250.00-250.00  250.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del Weedy             
      Premium                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00    Retail/Stable     
                             1000  245.00-255.00  249.00 Del                   
                               40  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del etail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            450  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              300  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del                   
      Good                    150  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Fair/Good              1000  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
                              100  135.00-135.00  135.00     Weedy             
                             3500  190.00-205.00  193.57 Del                   
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium            600  158.00-158.00  158.00 Del                   
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                   2000   90.00-90.00    90.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales confirmed.

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  255.00-280.00  261.25    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  255.00-255.00  255.00    Retail/Stable 
    
Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              4500  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00    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.           



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South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary

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

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass hay fully steady.
Demand moderate overall, best demand is currently from dairies that
are in need of high testing alfalfa.  The first cutting of alfalfa
this year was put up very nice, suitable for dairy hay.  Second 
cutting was very difficult to put up high quality hay.  Spottty rains
this week with many dry areas in need of more rain, humidity levels
have dropped.  Drought conditions in Western SD, there was some rain 
this week in that area but it was not widespread leaving many areas in
dire need of rain.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless
otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 225.00.  Premium:  Large Squares,
180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 135.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 5.00-5.50 per bale, 180.00-185.00
per ton; Large Rounds, Timothy 120.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00.



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New Mexico Direct Hay Report







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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  6700    Last Week:  19,000    Last Year:  17,300                                                                                                  

     Compared last Friday, all grades Good/Premium Alfalfa for export and 
domestic steady. Fair/Good Timothy steady. Trade slow to moderate as most 
producers are starting 3rd cutting. Demand remains good as export buyers sought 
out supplies. Exporters are busy doing 3 tie bales on 3rd cutting. Feed 
store/retail steady. Most of the trade area was under a heat advisory this week 
as daytime temps rose to triple digits. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  


                             Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                 250  195.00-195.00  195.00     Export            
      Good                   2150  175.00-185.00  183.14     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  220.00-230.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                   1000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            
      Utility/Fair            800  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    In Windrow                                                                 
      Good                   1500  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  230.00-240.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                    300  290.00-290.00  290.00     Export            
      Fair                    300  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export         


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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  14,000    Last Week:  14,850    Last Year:  9900  
  

    Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady. A lack of 
higher testing new crop Alfalfa has increased demand. An abundance of feeder 
quality rained on supplies have put pressure on the market for that commodity. 
Demand good for green testing supplies, light demand for high moisture supplies. 
Trade turned moderate to active. Parts of the trade area has had isolated 
thunderstorms this week.  Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

           Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                3000  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
      Good                   2000  160.00-170.00  165.00     Export            
                             3000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Tarped            
      Fair/Good              4000  140.00-150.00  142.50                       
      Utility                2000  100.00-100.00  100.00     Excessive Moisture


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Oregon Weekly Hay Report

Compared to July 24:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices. Few reports of irrigation being cut off in the Madras area.  
Some growers are reporting 1st cutting sold out and second cutting is almost 
ready for sale. 



Tons:  2016    Last Week:  5370    Last Year:  12,920                  

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                           
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments  
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Large Square                                                       
      Premium                  25  235.00-235.00  235.00               
      Good                    100  190.00-190.00  190.00               

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium                   1  250.00-250.00  250.00               

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Large Square                                                       
      Premium                  60  235.00-235.00  235.00               

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium                  20  250.00-275.00  262.50               
                               10  245.00-245.00  245.00     Old Crop  

  Meadow Grass                                                        
    Large Square                                                       
      Premium                 125  230.00-230.00  230.00               

  Triticale                                                            
    Large Square                                                       
      Good                     25  165.00-165.00  165.00               

Eastern Oregon:                                                        
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments  
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Large Square                                                       
      Premium                 100  205.00-205.00  205.00               
      Good                     30  175.00-175.00  175.00               

  Timothy Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium                 120  275.00-275.00  275.00               
      Good                    300  245.00-245.00  245.00               

Klamath Basin:                                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments  
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium                 200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Organic   

Lake County:                                                           
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments  
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Large Square                                                       
      Premium                 600  215.00-215.00  215.00     First Cut
                              240  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export, First Cut
                               60  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                    



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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Kansas Direct Hay Report











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USDA Hay Markets – July 28, 2020

Below are examples of alfalfa and grass prices being paid FOB barn/stack (except for those noted as delivered, which is indicated by a "d" in the table below) for selected states at the end of the day on Friday, July 24. Large ranges for a particular grade and state are often indicative of location and/or bale size. 






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Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest

Demand and Sales Comments 
Top quality alfalfa hay prices remain steady with some downward pressure on prices. Lower quality hay is discounted in the markets. It appears that hay inventory, hay supply remains tight, and auction sites report an increase of hay inventory on the farm. If you need forage or have forage to sell, connect to the Farmer-to-Farmer webpage at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu/. You may contact your local county agriculture educator if you need help placing an ad. There is no charge for the service.

Straw prices are for oat, barley, or wheat straw. Straw is coming off the field at many markets this week, but most sites commented a limited supply of bedding. Small square bales averaged $4.00 a bale (range of $3.00 to $6.00). Large square bale straw averaged $48.00 per bale (a range of $15.00 to $69.00). Large round bale straw averaged $50.00 per bale (a range of $35.00 - $80.00).

In Nebraska, all forages sold steady this week on a light test. Most buyers are tire kickers this week waiting to buy down the road. In Iowa, prices on all types of hay were mostly steady.

In South Dakota, alfalfa and grass hay sold fully steady this week. Great demand from dairies looking for top quality alfalfa hay, moderate demand for other classes of hay. Good supply of quality alfalfa and grass hay.

In Missouri, hay prices are steady with a heavy supply and a light demand. In Southwest Minnesota, prices were steady with a limited supply of quality hay at the market.

In Kansas, hay trade is slow, with light demand. Drought concerns were lessening this week with spotty rainfall. In Wisconsin, prices are steady for quality hay. Lower quality hay prices have backed off.



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Friday, July 24, 2020

Texas Direct Hay Report









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Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary

Week ending July 25, 2020

   Compared to last week, alfalfa hay prices were steady.  Trade and
demand moderate.  The southern and southwestern regions are in their
fourth cutting.  The eastern and southeastern regions are also in
their forth cutting.  North central region are in their 3rd cutting.
Some producers are storing their hay due to lower offers.
Thunderstorms developed across the state cooling temperatures down
10-15 degrees.  Rainfall has been spotty. 

Eastern region:
Alfalfa: Large Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 190.00 per ton
delivered to dairies.

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 8.50-9.00 per
bale.

Wheat Hay: Large Square Bales: 120.00 per ton.

Beardless Wheat Hay: Large Square Bales: Good Quality: 140.00 per ton.

Oat/Alfalfa Mix(80/20): Large Bales: 160.00 per ton

Southeastern regions:

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 180.00-200.00
per ton delivered to dairies.

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: two tie 300.00
per ton.

Southern and Southwestern region:

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 180.00-200.00
per ton delivered to dairies.

Alfalfa: Large Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 3x3x8 100.00 per
bale; Good Quality: 3x3x8 80.00 per bale.

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: three tie 220.00
per ton.

Alfalfa: Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: two tie 7.00-9.00
per bale. 

Breadless Wheat Hay: Large Square Bales: Good Quality: 150.00 per ton,
3x3x8 80.00 per bale.

Sudan: Fair Quality: Large Square Bales: 125.00-135.00 per ton.   

Organic: Alfalfa: Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: two tie
9.00 per bale or 189.00 per Bundle (21 bales).

Organic: Beardless Wheat Hay: Large Square Bales: Good Quality 135.00 per
ton. Small Bales: 7.00 per bale.

North central Region:

Alfalfa:  Large Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 190.00-200, few
210.00 per ton delivered to dairies.

Alfalfa:  Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme Quality: 8.00 per bale. 

Organic:  Sudan/Sorghum: two tie 13.00 per bale del to dairies.

Organic:  Alfalfa: Small Square Bales: Premium and Supreme 9.50-12.00 per
bale.

Organic:  Alfalfa/Mix Fescue: Small Square Bales: 12.00 per bale.

Organic: Alfalfa/Oats: 3x3 Bales: 120.00 per bale.

Organic: Alfalfa/Mix: 3x3 Bales: 130.00 per bale.  



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