Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Moses Lake, WA    Fri June 6, 2014    USDA - Ag Market News 


Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       


Tons:  472    Last Week:  524    Last Year:  724 

Prices narrowly mixed compared to sales for the same quality last 

week with a larger range of quality.  Trading was light during the

week with a smaller volume than last week.  Most producers have 

sold all of their old crop for the last season with a few producers 

starting to harvest the new crop in certain areas.  The weather 

has been favorable for most producers. All prices are in dollars per 

ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                                                            

Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 200  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  57  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                  35  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

      Good                     33  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

      Fair/Good                59  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

      Fair                     58  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       


    Small Square                                                               

      Fair                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: 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

            Robert Eaton 503-326-2237




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