Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 30, 2014    USDA - Ag Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                               



Tons:  524    Last Week:  404    Last Year:  1326



 Compared to May 23:  Prices narrowly mixed compared to last week's 

offerings for the same quality.  Trading was light during the week with a

smaller volume than last week.  Most producers have sold all that they 

plan to sell for this season. A few producers are starting to harvest the

new crop in certain areas.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB 

unless otherwise stated.                              



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  225.00-225.00  225.00     New Crop          



  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  10  250.00-250.00  250.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  55  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                  35  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

      Good                     34  200.00-200.00  200.00                       



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  30  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

      Good                     30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       



Eastern Oregon: 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 300  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop

                      

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

            Robert Eaton 503-326-2237

            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR313.txt

            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews



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