Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 05, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                              

Tons:  6416    Last Week:  8513    Last Year:  5463                            



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

Friday.  There was buyer interest however the volume of trading was lighter 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                                                               

      Premium                  23  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  40  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  10  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

                               44  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium              6  250.00-250.00  250.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                1000  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   

      Good/Premium            800  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   

      Good                    200  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                    400  190.00-190.00  190.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         900  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                  26  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

                               33  230.00-230.00  230.00     Weedy             

      Good/Premium            400  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  75  280.00-280.00  280.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 800  265.00-285.00  275.00                       

      Premium/Supreme         834  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium            100  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

      Fair                     30  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 180  265.00-290.00  285.83     Organic           

      Good/Premium             64  235.00-235.00  235.00     Rain Damage       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic           

      Good/Premium             61  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic           

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             90  155.00-155.00  155.00                       

                                                                              

                                                                               

   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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