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

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: May 15, 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 2,300 tons of hay trade. Compared to last week, export and domestic alfalfa were steady in a light test. Trade was slow to moderate with good demand as most interests are waiting for new crop. Rain showers were reported across the trade area at the end of this week. Retail and feed store hay was steady. Alfalfa mid squares bales supreme quality tarped sold $140 per ton. Alfalfa small squares premium for export sold for $155 per ton. Timothy grass on the small square bales for the export market sold for $230 per ton.”

In Idaho compared to the previous week, domestic alfalfa was steady. Trade very slow with good demand as most interests are waiting for new crop. Mid Squares of fair to good alfalfa sold between $90 and $100 per ton tarped.

In Oregon prices trended generally steady in a limited test compared to the previous week’s prices. Many producers are sold out for the year, and are busy out in the field preparing for the new crop. In Central Oregon small squares of premium orchard grass for the retail/stable market sold between $230 and $250 per ton. In Lake County large squares of supreme alfalfa sold for $180 per ton. In Klamath Basin large squares of premium alfalfa sold for $160 per ton. In Harney County large squares of good to premium alfalfa sold for $150 per ton. Eastern Oregon had no new sales confirmed.

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