Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 12, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



   Compared to September 5:  Hay prices were generally steady compared to last 

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

last week due to farmers cutting and baling third and, in some areas, fourth 

cutting.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                                                                               



Tons:  2406    Last Week:  6416    Last Year:  5746                            



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  56  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                                3  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 115  250.00-265.00  261.09                       

                               35  260.00-275.00  266.43     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium             50  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

                               40  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   6  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Good                     35  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

  Barley/Pea Mix                                                                       

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair                    200  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  86  275.00-285.00  283.84                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 155  245.00-245.00  245.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                      3  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    239  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                     64  175.00-175.00  175.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             30  185.00-185.00  185.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  52  270.00-270.00  270.00                       

      Premium                  32  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Fescue Grass                                                                 

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  27  275.00-275.00  275.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  26  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Premium/Supreme          32  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good                     34  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

      Fair/Good                33  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

      Fair                      3  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                   1000  145.00-145.00  145.00                       



                                                                               

   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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