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

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: February 27, 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 2,100 tons of hay trade. Compared to last week, export and domestic alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade was slow to moderate with good demand. Some roads are closed in the trade area due to weight restrictions that were put on. Alfalfa mid squares fair to good tarped sold for $80 a ton. Timothy grass utility and fair alfalfa mid squares for export market sold for $135 per ton.”
In Idaho compared to the previous week feeder alfalfa was firm in a light test. Trade was slow with very good demand as supplies are in firm hands. Mid squares of alfalfa rated fair to good tarped sold for $125 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. Many producers are sold out for the year. In Central Oregon large squares of fair orchard grass sold for $120 per ton and small squares of premium orchard grass for the retail stable market sold between $235 and $250 per ton. In Lake County large squares of supreme alfalfa sold between $170 and $180 per ton. In Eastern Oregon large squares of alfalfa rated good to premium sold for $120 per ton. In Klamath Basin mid squares of fair to good alfalfa sold for $125 per ton. Harney County had no new sales confirmed.


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