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KayDee Gilkey Regional Weekly Hay Report
by KayDee Gilkey, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: February 20, 2017

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Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

Sanders: “We had 5,620 tons of hay trade. Compared to last week, export and domestic alfalfa was steady to firm in a light test. Premium mid-squares of alfalfa bales for the export market sold for $135 to $140. Good alfalfa for the domestic market that was tarped sold from $85 to $105 per ton. Timothy grass small squares good to premium for the retail/stable market sold for $200 per ton.”

In Idaho compared to the previous week feeder alfalfa was $30 to $0 higher. Wheat straw was steady. Severe winter weather has increased demand for hay as most producers feeding larger amounts/day than usual. Mid squares of alfalfa rated good tarped sold for $140 per ton. Mid squares of wheat straw rated good sold for $85 per ton.

In Oregon prices trended generally steady in a limited test compared to the previous week’s prices. Most demand is with the retail/stable hay. In Central Oregon large squares of premium alfalfa sold between $125 and $130 per ton. In Lake County large squares of premium alfalfa for export sold for $160 per ton. In Eastern Oregon large squares of alfalfa rated good tarped sold for $100 per ton. In Klamath Basin small squares of good mixed grass sold for $130 per ton. In Harney County large squares of alfalfa rated good sold for $140 per ton.

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