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

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: May 01, 2017

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

Devila: “We had 1,975 tons of hay trade. Compared to last week, alfalfa were steady in a light test. Trade was slow with good demand. Most interests are sold out, waiting for new crop. Retail hay was not tested this week. Prices were as follows: alfalfa large squares bales good to premium $125 per ton, good $115, $125 tarped fair quality $80 to $90 per ton.”

In Idaho compared to the previous week, domestic alfalfa was steady in a light test. Trade very slow with good demand as most interests are concentrating on field work. Large squares of alfalfa rated premium to supreme sold for $145 per ton with good large squares of alfalfa sold for $100 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 small squares of premium orchard grass for the retail/stable market sold between $230 and $250 per ton. In Eastern Oregon large squares of alfalfa rated premium sold for $130 per ton. In Lake County large squares of supreme alfalfa sold for $140 per ton. In Klamath Basin small squares of premium fescue grass sold for $175 per ton for the retail/stable market. In Harney County large squares of supreme alfalfa sold for $150 per ton.

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