Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 3, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



   Compared to September 26:  Hay prices were steady overall with some 

locations not having a comparison to last week. Demand is good to very 

good for premium and supreme alfalfa and it diminishes significantly 

with lower quality alfalfa. There was a higher volume of trade compared 

to last week with most farmers finishing or finished with their 3rd or 

4th cutting depending on location.  Some rain damage is being seen as 

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

unless otherwise stated.                                                                               

   

Tons:  8,233    Last Week:  3,618   Last Year:  N/A                         



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                   1  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

  Alfalfa/Timothy Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   5  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  245.00-245.00  245.00     Contracted        

  Mixed Grass 5 way                                                                 

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  15  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

  Orchard/Bluegrass                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  245.00-245.00  245.00     Contracted        



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good               600  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 150  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good                 1  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage                                                                     

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

      Good/Premium              4  190.00-190.00  190.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good               100  175.00-175.00  175.00     Rain Damage       

  Mixed Grass 3 way                                                                 

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             34  185.00-185.00  185.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 400  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good                    800  200.00-220.00  212.50                       

                               21  220.00-220.00  220.00     Rain Damage                                                                           

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             13  230.00-230.00  230.00     Weedy             

      Fair                     36  170.00-170.00  170.00     Rain Damage       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  312.00-312.00  312.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                              contracted                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 700  334.00-334.00  334.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                contracted                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 350  312.00-312.00  312.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                        contracted                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Fair/Good               150  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 748  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                             1600  255.00-260.00  255.31     Export            

      Premium                  35  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good                    377  185.00-185.00  185.00                                                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 300  265.00-265.00  265.00     

                               25  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic                  

  Oat                                                        Delivered                  

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic           

      Good                     33  150.00-150.00  150.00                                                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic           

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair                    600  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       

  Oat Straw                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                 100   80.00-80.00    80.00     Organic      

     

                                                                                       

   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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