Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 23, 2014    USDA Ag Market News

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  404    Last Week:  852    Last Year:  525

   Compared to May 16:  Prices narrowly mixed compared to last week's 

offerings for the same quality.  Trading was light during the week.  Volume

of trading was 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                   7  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   5  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  14  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

                                9  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard/Rye Mix                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  34  240.00-250.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Fescue Grass                                                                 

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  80  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 101  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                  33  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good                     93  190.00-190.00  190.00                       


    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  28  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        

Harney County: 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 503-326-2237




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