Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 19, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



   Compared to September 12:  Hay prices were steady to lower compared to last 

Friday depending on location.  There was a much higher volume of trade compared 

to last week with most farmers either in the process or having finished cutting 

and baling their 3rd or 4th cutting depending on location.  All prices are in 

dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                                                                               



Tons:  10,116    Last Week:  2,406    Last Year:  7,364                          



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  16  255.00-260.00  258.13                       

                               93  250.00-260.00  254.62     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  28  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good                     20  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   6  245.00-245.00  245.00

                               72  240.00-270.00  249.17     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  28  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

                                                             

Eastern Oregon:               Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments         

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 440  220.00-227.00  220.64                       

      Fair/Good               350  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 400  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good               530  130.00-130.00  130.00     Rain Damage       

                                                                                                       

Harney County:               Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1000  265.00-265.00  265.00                       

      Good/Premium            500  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 500  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Barley                                                                       

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    400  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  15  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

                                                                 

Klamath Basin:                Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    900  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 100  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

                               60  260.00-260.00  260.00     Grassy            

  Barley Straw                                                                 

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    100  100.00-100.00  100.00     Organic           

                           

Lake County:                 Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                2100  240.00-250.00  245.24                       

      Premium                  60  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

      Good/Premium           1000  210.00-210.00  210.00     Rain Damage       

      Good                    163  200.00-210.00  202.02                       

      Fair/Good                64  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  56  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic           

      Good                     30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    100  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       

      Fair/Good               400  150.00-150.00  150.00     Weedy             

  Oat                                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             60  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 450  170.00-175.00  171.67                       

               



                                                                               

   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

            Robert Eaton 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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