Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Moses Lake, WA    Fri June 13, 2014    USDA - Ag Market News 


Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       


Tons:  1168    Last Week:  472    Last Year:  272  

Prices steady to slightly higher compared to sales for the same quality 

last week.  Trading was heavier with a larger volume of sales this week 

compared to last.   Most producers have sold all of their old crop for 

the last season with more producers starting to harvest the new crop in 

certain areas with some producers entering their second cutting.  The 

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

per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                                                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  240.00-240.00  240.00     New Crop          

Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  36  255.00-255.00  255.00     Very High Testing

                                                             New Crop 

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  30  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                               60  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          

      Good                    440  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

      Fair/Good               155  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

      Fair                     32  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Oat Straw                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                 385   45.00-45.00    45.00                       

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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