Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 09, 2014    USDA Ag Market News 


Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                      


Tons:  284    Last Week:  664    Last Year:  491   

Compared to May 2:  Prices were generally steady with last week's offerings

for the same quality.  Trading was very light during the week.  Volume of trading 

smaller than last week.  Most producers have sold all that they plan to sell for 

this season.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  33  240.00-245.00  240.45     Retail/Stable     

  5 Way Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   5  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     


    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  22  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  33  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                               90  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

      Premium                  30  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

      Good                     49  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

      Fair                     22  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage   

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        

Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         

Klamath Basin: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         


   Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not      

more than 10% grass), used with visual appearance and intent of sale     

Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect         

feeding value.                                                           


             ADF     NDF     RFV     TDN-100%    TDN-90%   CP-100%       

 Supreme     185      >62       >55.9       >22         

 Premium    27-29   34-36   170-185   60.5-62   54.5-55.9   20-22        

 Good       29-32   36-40   150-170    58-60    52.5-54.5   18-20        

 Fair       32-35   40-44   130-150    56-58    50.5-52.5   16-18        

 Utility     >35     >44     

   ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber;            

RFV = Relative Feed Value; TDN = Total Digestible nutrients.             

RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the     

western formula. Values based on 100% dry matter, TDN both 90% and 100%. 

 Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 

value.  Values based on 100 pct dry matter.  End usage may influence hay price 

or value more than testing results. 

   Grass Hay guidelines

Quality       Crude Protein Percent 

Premium            Over 13

Good                  9-13

Fair                   5-9

Utility            Under 5

   Contracted price - Price and conditions of sale agreed upon when buyer and seller 

negotiate a transaction.

Source:     USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR

            Tiffany Smit, Niki Davila, and Robert Eaton 503-326-2237





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