Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Portland, OR    Fri Jun 27, 2014    USDA Market News


Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       


Tons:  4328    Last Week:  1510    Last Year:  4361  

   Compared to June 20:  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.                          

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 132  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

                             1500  240.00-240.00  240.00     New Crop          

Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 170  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Old Crop          

Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1300  245.00-255.00  247.31     New Crop          

Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                1000  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  34  250.00-250.00  250.00     Old Crop          

      Good/Premium            162  190.00-200.00  194.26     Old Crop          


    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00     Old Crop          


   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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