Oct. 23, 2018
In Washington, Idaho, and Utah, demand for Fair quality alfalfa hay for dairy dry cows, beef cow-calf ranchers, and feedlots is outpacing supplies. Why are feeder-hay supplies so tight not only in t...

Oct. 9, 2018
The alfalfa hay industry in the West is hopeful that a trade deal announced last week between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada will help to move things closer to a resolution with China. Alfalfa hay shipm...

Sept. 25, 2018
After weeks of very slow trading in Nevada, last week there were confirmed sales of 26,000 tons. What happened?...

Aug. 28, 2018
In the past two weeks, just over 96,000 tons of alfalfa hay have been traded in Idaho to both dairy and export buyers, with a larger amount going for export. This is by far the most alfalfa hay sales...

Aug. 14, 2018
According to Cal Fire, nearly 750,00 acres have burned in California with the Mendocino fire consuming over 300,000 acres. Around 13,000 firefighters are battling blazes in California, and most have n...

July 31, 2018
Even with the uncertainty of West Coast alfalfa hay exports to China and very light demand from dairies due to low milk prices, second-cutting alfalfa hay in Washington was finding good demand from ex...

July 17, 2018
In May of this year, it appeared that milk prices in California and Idaho were headed for $16 per hundredweight (cwt.) in August or September...

July 3, 2018
The threat of a 25 percent tariff on U.S. alfalfa hay exported to China has put a cloud over the hay export industry in the western U.S...

June 19, 2018
Export buyers are confirming good demand for western alfalfa hay during the past two weeks. This has been the case in Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Alfalfa for export sales in Washington and Id...

June 5, 2018
In the first week of trading on large offerings of new crop alfalfa hay last week in Washington, export buyers were the main force in the market. Of the 44,406 tons of all hay confirmed by The Hoyt Re...