Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 08, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                               

Tons:  12,511    Last Week:  4311    Last Year:  6266                          



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

last week's offerings for the same quality.  Trading picked up 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                  33  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  30  255.00-255.00  255.00                       

      Premium/Supreme          50  245.00-245.00  245.00                       

      Premium                  13  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  20  270.00-275.00  272.50     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 103  235.00-275.00  236.17                       

                               10  250.00-260.00  256.50     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   5  290.00-290.00  290.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 250  225.00-225.00  225.00     Export            

      Good/Premium            700  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

      Good                   1700  180.00-205.00  196.18                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 500  280.00-280.00  280.00                       

                              500  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

                              500  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                     15  180.00-180.00  180.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    700  170.00-170.00  170.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 300  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

      Good                    150  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

      Premium/Supreme        1200  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export Old Crop           

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            200  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 326  260.00-275.00  261.20                       

      Premium/Supreme         767  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                 325  235.00-235.00  235.00     Rain Damage       

      Good                     34  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 800  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

      Good                   1000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            700  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            800  170.00-170.00  170.00                       



   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

            Niki Davila 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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