Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Portland, OR    Fri Jun 20, 2014    USDA Market News

Oregon Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1510    Last Week:  1168   Last Year:  3100

   Compared to June 13:  Prices were generally steady compared to last week's

offerings for the same quality.  Trading was light to moderate during the week.

Most locations have started harvest.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB

unless otherwise stated.

Harney County:                                                              

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       


    Large Square                                                            

      Supreme                1000  255.00-255.00  255.00     New Crop       

Klamath Basin:                                                              

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       


    Small Square                                                            

      Supreme                  34  210.00-290.00  268.82     New Crop       

Lake County:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       


    Large Square                                                            

      Supreme                  94  250.00-250.00  250.00     Old Crop       

      Fair/Good                85  160.00-175.00  171.29     Old Crop       


    Large Square                                                            

      Good                    297  170.00-170.00  170.00     Old Crop       

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties: No New Sales Confirmed.   

Eastern Oregon: 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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