Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 22, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                               

Tons:  5518    Last Week:  6489    Last Year:  10,509                          



   Compared to August 15:  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 in the past few weeks has

caused much rain damage to hay that wasnt already stored.  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                     30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Fair                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             20  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  245.00-250.00  247.50                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  20  275.00-295.00  285.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme          60  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  20  185.00-185.00  185.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  70  220.00-220.00  220.00     Rain Damage       

      Good/Premium            450  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good                   2000  225.00-225.00  225.00     Export            



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Premium                 300  255.00-255.00  255.00     Export            

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            112  240.00-240.00  240.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  74  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Good/Premium           1100  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good                     66  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

                               75  200.00-200.00  200.00     Grassy            

                              300  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

      Fair                     32  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  60  280.00-295.00  287.50     Organic           

      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium            100  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

      Utility                  50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 125  245.00-245.00  245.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     29  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            200  160.00-160.00  160.00                       





   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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