Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 26, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



   Compared to September 19:  Hay prices were mixed depending on location with 

higher prices seen in Lake County and Eastern Oregon and all other locations 

steady to lower.  There was a lighter volume of trade compared to last week 

with most farmers either in the process or finishing their 3rd or 4th cutting 

depending on location.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless 

otherwise stated.                                                                               

   

Tons:  3,618    Last Week:  10,116    Last Year:  7,370                          



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00                                                                                        

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Grassy            

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   2  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted        

                              108  240.00-265.00  252.69     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  20  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable     

          

Eastern Oregon:              

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments 

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 345  225.00-245.00  233.99                       

      Good                    500  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   5  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 300  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   6  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   3  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    100  135.00-135.00  135.00 Del                   



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Prairie Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Barley Straw                                                                 

    Small Square                                                               

      Fair                    120   70.00-70.00    70.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 743  250.00-260.00  259.08                       

      Good/Premium            100  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

      Good                      3  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

                              400  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage                                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 200  265.00-265.00  265.00                       

                              200  300.00-300.00  300.00     Organic           

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good/Premium             30  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                   3  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed.                                         

                                                                             

   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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