Oregon Weekly Hay Report



ML_GR313

Portland, OR    Fri Jul 25, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3,840    Last Week:  15,378    Last Year:  7,742 



   Compared to last week, prices were narrowly mixed but mostly steady for sales of 

the same quality.  The volume of trading was smaller but demand remains good with 

some producers delaying sales of their harvest in anticipation of higher prices in 

the future.  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                                                               

      Supreme                   1  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

                               16  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  15  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable  

   

  Orchard/Timothy                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  23  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     



  Bluegrass Straw                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                 500  105.00-105.00  105.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 103  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium/Supreme          50  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                 100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Grassy            

      Fair/Good                34  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 158  250.00-250.00  250.00                       



  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     25  190.00-190.00  190.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            300  230.00-230.00  230.00                       



  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  40  250.00-250.00  250.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 560  260.00-270.00  268.93                       

      Premium                  60  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good/Premium           1000  235.00-235.00  235.00     Rain Damage       

      Fair                    250  200.00-200.00  200.00                       



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  30  295.00-295.00  295.00     Organic           

      Good/Premium             25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 400  290.00-290.00  290.00                       



  Orchard/Timothy                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 150  235.00-235.00  235.00                       



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

            Robert Eaton 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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