Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jul 11, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                               

Tons:  20,209    Last Week:  14,750**    Last Year:  6077                        

**Last week's tonnage revised**



   Compared to July 3:  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                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  32  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                               10  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium             75  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             50  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  245.00-245.00  245.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         600  240.00-240.00  240.00     New Crop          



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme              12,100  250.00-260.00  253.31                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                3000  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Alfalfa/Triticale Mx                                                         

    Small Square                                                               

      Fair                     65  170.00-170.00  170.00     Weedy             



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1150  290.00-300.00  298.70                       

                              250  300.00-300.00  300.00     New Crop          

                               75  325.00-325.00  325.00     Organic           

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 150  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

      Premium                  20  250.00-250.00  250.00     Grassy            

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   8  280.00-280.00  280.00     New Crop          

                               20  250.00-250.00  250.00     Old Crop          

      Good/Premium             12  210.00-210.00  210.00     Old Crop          

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 206  280.00-280.00  280.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                1000  340.00-350.00  345.00  Stored Until Winter        

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Wheat                                                                        

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00     Organic           



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 100  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

      Premium                  33  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good/Premium             59  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

      Good                     60  190.00-190.00  190.00     Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 800  275.00-275.00  275.00     New Crop          

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     59  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

                                                                               

                                                                               

   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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