Calaway Crop Update

Calaway Trading is pleased to offer our customers up-to-date information on crops sourced within the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Pacific Southwest (PSW) regions. We will update this page often as deemed informational to you during the 2018 harvest season.
Updated: May 16, 2018

Timothy

  • Columbia Basin (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is expected to begin the 1st week of June. Currently the Timothy in the Basin area is in varying stages of growth. Because of this we anticipate that 1st cutting may take several weeks to complete.

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  • Ellensburg (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is expected to begin the 3rd week of June.
       
  • Idaho (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is expected to begin at the end of June.
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  • Klamath Falls & Christmas Valley, Oregon (PNW)
    • New crop harvest is expected to begin late July.
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Alfalfa

  • Columbia Basin, Washington (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is underway now. Currently we have warm weather conditions. However there are rain showers forecasted from the middle to the end of the week with some cooler weather patterns. So far the alfalfa we have seen cut in the basin is being green chopped for the domestic dairies. We expect to have more information regarding first cutting next week.

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  • Ellensburg, Washington (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is expected to begin at the end of May, beginning of June.
       
  • Idaho (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is expected to begin at the beginning of June to the 3rd week in June, depending on location.
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  • Klamath Falls & Christmas Valley, Oregon (PNW)
    • 1st cutting is expected to begin in June.
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  • California (PSW)
    • 2nd cutting is complete.
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Kleingrass & Bermuda Hay (California, PSW)

  • Bermuda
    • Bermuda Hay: There is no early Bermuda Hay material available to export at this time. Bermuda Hay is expected to be available, first cutting after seed harvest. Because of high seed prices most growers are not producing any early Bermuda Hay. Pricing is expected to be high for 2018 crop, due to the increase in seed pricing and short supply by August.
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    • Bermuda Straw: New crop will be available in August.
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  • Kleingrass
    • 1st cutting is still underway, fields are at varying stages of growth. However all fields have now been cut. 2nd cutting harvest is expected to begin at the beginning of June.

Sudan

  • California (PSW)
    • 1st cutting is about one month out from being harvested.
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  • Ellensburg, Washington (PNW)
    • Sudan harvest in Kittitas Valley will be early-mid August forward.

Straw

  • Oregon (PNW)
    • Annual Ryegrass and Perennial Ryegrass yields are expected to have the same yields as 2017 crop year.
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    • New crop straw harvest is expected to begin late July.
     
  • Columbia Basin, Washington (PNW) Bluegrass Straw
    • Harvest is expected to begin in June and continue through July.