Oregon Weekly Hay Report



ML_GR313

Portland, OR    Fri Jul 31, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  4311    Last Week:  3840    Last Year:  10,375                    



   Compared to July 24:  Prices trended steady to slightly higher compared to

last week's offerings for the same quality.  Trading continued to be light 

to moderate during the week and demand continued to be moderate.  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/Supreme         400  245.00-245.00  245.00                 

    Small Square                                                         

      Supreme                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable

  Orchard Grass                                                           

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                 300  250.00-275.00  256.25                  

      Good/Premium            100  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable

  Meadow Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                          

      Good                    100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                       

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                  20  245.00-245.00  245.00                  

  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                      

    Small Square                                                          

      Fair                    450  180.00-180.00  180.00                  

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                      

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                  40  290.00-290.00  290.00                  



Eastern Oregon:                                                           

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments     

  Timothy Grass                                                           

    Large Square                                                          

      Good                    500  240.00-240.00  240.00                  



Harney County:                                                            

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments     

  Alfalfa                                                                 

    Large Square                                                          

      Premium                 200  240.00-240.00  240.00                  

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                       

    Large Square                                                          

      Fair                    110  185.00-185.00  185.00                  

  Oat                                                                     

    Large Square                                                          

      Fair                    400  200.00-200.00  200.00                  



Klamath Basin:                                                            

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments     

  Alfalfa                                                                 

    Small Square                                                          

      Supreme                  50  265.00-265.00  265.00                  

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                     

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                  28  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable

  Fescue Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                 107  275.00-280.00  279.67     Retail/Stable

  Oat                                                                     

    Small Square                                                          

      Fair                     25  200.00-200.00  200.00                  



Lake County:                                                              

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments     

  Alfalfa                                                                 

    Large Square                                                          

      Premium/Supreme         134  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop     

                              188  250.00-250.00  250.00     Old Crop     

      Good                     32  215.00-215.00  215.00     New Crop     

      Fair                    169  200.00-200.00  200.00     New Crop     

                               96  160.00-190.00  180.00     Old Crop     

  Orchard Grass                                                           

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                 350  300.00-300.00  300.00                  

  Timothy Grass                                                           

    Small Square                                                          

      Premium                 300  300.00-300.00  300.00                  

  Mixed Grass                                                             

    Small Square                                                          

      Good/Premium            100  245.00-245.00  245.00                  

  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                      

    Large Square                                                          

      Fair                     31  150.00-150.00  150.00     Old Crop     

  Oat Straw                                                               

    Large Square                                                          

      Fair                     31   45.00-45.00    45.00     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

            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

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

            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews



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