Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 29, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



Tons:  8513    Last Week:  5518    Last Year:  8214                            



   Compared to August 22:  Hay prices were generally steady compared to last 

Friday.  There was more buyer interest and the volume of trading was higher 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                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                   4  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Premium/Supreme          50  250.00-250.00  250.00  Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00  Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 450  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  87  250.00-275.00  250.86                       

                               57  240.00-260.00  242.28  Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium             22  255.00-255.00  255.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00  Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  35  245.00-245.00  245.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme          35  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 150  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

      Good/Premium            100  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Orchard/Timothy                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 570  200.00-220.00  202.46                       

      Good/Premium            200  205.00-205.00  205.00 Del                   

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Good/Premium            150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    250  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Good                     13  230.00-230.00  230.00  Weedy             

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 250  250.00-265.00  253.00                       

      Good/Premium             25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 150  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         468  240.00-250.00  241.45                       

      Premium                1273  240.00-250.00  245.00                       

                              250  250.00-250.00  250.00  Rain Damage       

      Good/Premium            450  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

      Good                     66  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

                              100  220.00-220.00  220.00  Organic, Rain Damage           

                              350  225.00-225.00  225.00  Rain Damage       

      Fair                     16  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme          70  265.00-265.00  265.00                       

      Premium                 400  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good/Premium            250  220.00-220.00  220.00  Rain Damage       

      Good                     30  200.00-200.00  200.00  Bleached Retail/Stable

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                     80  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 400  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  12  210.00-210.00  210.00  Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            300  160.00-160.00  160.00  Rain Damage       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                1000  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

      Good                    120  140.00-140.00  140.00  Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            100  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



                                                                               

   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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