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Oregon Weekly Hay Report



ML_GR313

Portland, OR    Fri Jul 18, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  15,378    Last Week:  20,209    Last Year:  12,365                      



   Compared to July 11:  Prices narrowly mixed but mostly steady with last week?s

offerings for the same quality.  Volume of trading was smaller than last week.  Hay 

demand was good.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise 

stated.



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            750  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  245.00-245.00  245.00                       

  Forage Mix-Seven Way                                                         

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  20  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  15  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     

  Bluegrass Straw                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                 500  100.00-100.00  100.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 450  205.00-205.00  205.00                       

      Good/Premium           1200  230.00-230.00  230.00     Contracted        

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  35  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

                               50  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         300  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

      Premium                 250  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 300  185.00-185.00  185.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                     25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Old Crop          

                               93  230.00-230.00  230.00     Weedy             

      Fair                     50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Weedy             

  Wheat                                                                        

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 450  220.00-220.00  220.00     Organic           

  Triticale                                                                    

    Small Square                                                               

      Fair                     25  175.00-175.00  175.00     Weedy             



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1500  270.00-270.00  270.00                       

      Premium/Supreme         730  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                1250  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good                   1500  235.00-245.00  238.33                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                3000  260.00-275.00  267.50                       

      Premium                 100  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good                    100  225.00-225.00  225.00     Old Crop          

                               35  140.00-220.00  190.29     Organic           

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                2000  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 625  160.00-170.00  168.00



   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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