Oregon Weekly Hay Report



ML_GR313

Portland, OR    Fri Aug 15, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  6489    Last Week:  12,511    Last Year:  6797                          



   Compared to August 8:  Hay prices were generally steady compared to last 

Friday.  There was buyer interest but the volume of trading was slower than 

last week.  Rain and Thunderstorms in most locations is making it hard to get 

the crops off the field.  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                                                               

      Good/Premium            700  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

      Fair                    200  190.00-190.00  190.00     Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  55  245.00-250.00  247.73                       

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             25  235.00-235.00  235.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Fair                     25  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   2  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Good/Premium            100  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  20  275.00-290.00  282.50                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  70  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good/Premium           1250  230.00-230.00  230.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 100  270.00-270.00  270.00                       

      Premium                2000  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 300  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 109  270.00-275.00  273.49                       

      Premium                 365  245.00-250.00  247.05                       

                              120  215.00-215.00  215.00     Old Crop          

      Good                     40  185.00-200.00  187.25                       

                               60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Grassy            

      Fair                     33  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         100  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

      Premium                  60  220.00-230.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    350  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

    Chopped                                                                    

      Premium                 350  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            



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

            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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