Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Thu Jul 03, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



Tons:  19,078    Last Week:  4328    Last Year:  2606                          



   Compared to June 27:  Prices were generally steady compared to last week's

offerings for the same quality.  Trading increased significantly during the 

week, as compared to last week. Most locations have started second harvest.  

All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 132  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

                             1500  240.00-240.00  240.00     New Crop          

      Good/Premium             90  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good                     66  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

                              800  210.00-210.00  210.00     Old Crop          

      Utility                 200  160.00-160.00  160.00     Weedy             

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                   6  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Premium                  40  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 194  240.00-275.00  262.16                       

                               10  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium              6  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  39  260.00-265.00  262.95                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 170  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Old Crop          

    Standing                                                                   

      Fair                    600  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                  28  175.00-175.00  175.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1300  245.00-255.00  247.31     New Crop          

      Premium/Supreme         375  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

    Standing                                                                   

      Premium                 800  220.00-220.00  220.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                            Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 350  280.00-280.00  280.00                       

                              250  325.00-325.00  325.00     Organic           

      Premium                 250  240.00-240.00  240.00     Rain Damage       

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Supreme                 400  270.00-270.00  270.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                1000  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

      Premium                 460  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

                               80  250.00-250.00  250.00     Excessive Moisture

                             1000  275.00-275.00  275.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 250  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                4434  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                               34  250.00-250.00  250.00     Old Crop          

                               32  290.00-290.00  290.00     Organic           

      Premium                1800  255.00-260.00  257.78                       

                              400  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

      Good/Premium            162  190.00-200.00  194.26     Old Crop          

      Good                     34  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                1200  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Premium                  56  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00     Old Crop          

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good               500  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

                                                                               



   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

            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

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

            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews



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