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USDA : US Weekly Hay Market Report

California : Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady to firm.  Demand good and supply very light.  Fair and Good Alfalfa steady.  Demand moderate and supply moderate to heavy.  Retail and stable hay steady.  Demand light to moderate and supply moderate to heavy.  Most of the state is still dry as most moisture coming in on the west coast has been going to the North.  Milk prices on the futures board trying to recover again after the big drop over the holidays.
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Texas : Compared to last week:  Hay prices generally steady.  Trade slow with light to moderate demand.  Many hay buyers are using previously contracted supplies   before making any new purchases. Cold, bitter winter temperatures hit Texas with temps in the single digits in the Panhandle to below freezing temps in the Southern counties of the state. These temperatures have stressed livestock and winter forages. Many areas received cold rains or snow which will be beneficial when weather warms.  Supplemental feeding of livestock has increased as winter continues.  Hay supplies are short in the regions of the state that experienced drought conditions earlier in the year.  Producers selling hay in these areas continue to experience good buyer interest.  Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. 
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Oregon : Compared to last week:  All classes of Retail hay traded fully steady. All other kinds and classes of hay not well tested this week.  Inclement and icy weather prevailed over much of the trade area the past few days.
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Montana : Compared to last week:  Hay prices mostly steady.  Trade activity and demand mostly light with mostly light buyers inquiry.  Ranchers have started feeding hay but only in certain areas and in moderate amounts.  Supplies reported as adequate throughout the state with some surplus in boarding states.  All sales FOB the stack and per ton basis in large rounds or large square bales, unless otherwise stated.
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Kansas : Hay trade slow. Demand moderate to strong for dairy and stock cow alfalfa, moderate for alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa and grass hay. Western parts of Kansas were dealt a wintry mix of ice and light snow flurries with Eastern sections receiving more snow making for snow packed and icy conditions.  Much colder temps are forecast to arrive the middle of this week.  If you have hay for sale or pasture to rent or need hay or grazing, use the services of the Hay and Pasture Exchange  www.kfb.org/hayandpasture/default.htm
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Idaho : Compared to last week:  All classes of Alfalfa sold steady with last recent test of their grade.  Retail hay not recently tested, however a steady undertone was noted.  Buyer demand moderate for Premium and Supreme Dairy hay; mostly light for all other classes.  Trading activity very light this first week of the New Year.
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Colorado : Compared to last week:  All classes of hay fully steady.  Dairy quality hay remains almost non-existent with trade being very slow.  Several producers continue to report that the majority of upper end qualities are already spoken for as many continue to ship off of previous contracts.  Trade activity slow.  Demand moderate.  If you have hay for sale or need hay, use the services of the Colorado Hay and Forage Association website: http://www.coloradohay.org/.
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Nevada : Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady.  Demand good and supply very light.  Fair and Good Alfalfa steady.  Demand light to moderate and supply moderate to heavy.  Retail and stable hay steady.  Demand light to moderate and supply moderate.  Buyers looking high and low for most high testing hay, which just doesn't seem to be available anymore.
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Washington-Oregon : Compared to last week:  Fair and Good Alfalfa traded steady to firm, instances up to 5.00 higher on certain stacks of Good quality.  Export Alfalfa not recently tested, however a firm undertone was noted.  The higher prices paid were on hay with outstanding type and varying terms.  Buyer demand good for Good to Supreme Dairy hay and Premium Export Alfalfa, moderate for retail hay, and mostly light on all other classes. Some new crop Alfalfa is being reported delivered to Washington from Imperial Valley, CA again recently.  Weather across the Basin had been rainy and wet the first part of the week, however turning mostly sunny and mild toward the latter end of the week.  Supplies of Premium and Supreme Alfalfa are light, with Fair and Good quality mostly moderate to heavy.  Retail Orchard in light to moderate supplies with Retail Alfalfa in moderate supply.
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