Oregon Weekly Hay Report



ML_GR313

Portland, OR    Fri Oct 10, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  7304    Last Week:  8258    Last Year:  0 



   Compared to October 2:  Prices narrowly mixed, with Klamath and Harney counties 

steady to 15.00 higher compared to last week's offerings for the same quality.  

Some counties did not have the same qualities of hay for comparison to last week.  

Trading was light to moderate during the week with a smaller volume of trade than 

last week.  More producers have sold all that they plan to sell for this season.  

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



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                               

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments      



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Large Square                                                           

      Good/Premium             95  220.00-220.00  220.00                   

      Good                     18  205.00-205.00  205.00                   

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                 114  250.00-260.00  253.86     Retail/Stable 

  Orchard Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                 316  240.00-270.00  259.49     Retail/Stable 

  Meadow Grass                                                             

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable 

  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                       

    Large Square                                                           

      Good                     50  175.00-175.00  175.00                   

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                       

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                  10  290.00-290.00  290.00     Retail/Stable 



Eastern Oregon:                                                            

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments      

  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Large Square                                                           

      Premium                 100  228.00-228.00  228.00                   

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                 200  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable 

      Good/Premium            130  205.00-205.00  205.00     Retail/Stable 

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                      

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                 400  225.00-240.00  231.75     Retail/Stable 

      Good/Premium              3  185.00-185.00  185.00                   

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                        

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                  90  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable 



Harney County:                                                             

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments      

  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Mid Square                                                             

      Supreme                  33  240.00-240.00  240.00                   

      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00                   

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                   4  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic       

  Triticale                                                                

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                  16  170.00-170.00  170.00     Organic       



Klamath Basin:                                                             

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments      

  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Large Square                                                           

      Supreme                 100  280.00-280.00  280.00                   

      Premium                 300  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export        

  Meadow Grass                                                             

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium                 200  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable 



Lake County:                                                               

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments      

  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Large Square                                                           

      Supreme                1200  260.00-270.00  261.67                   

      Premium/Supreme        1371  250.00-250.00  250.00                   

      Premium                  70  200.00-200.00  200.00                   

                               30  235.00-235.00  235.00     Bleached      

      Good/Premium            800  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage   

      Good                    129  180.00-180.00  180.00                   

      Fair                     30  170.00-170.00  170.00                   

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium/Supreme          30  250.00-250.00  250.00                   

      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00                   

      Good/Premium             30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Bleached      

      Fair                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00     Grassy        

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                          

    Large Square                                                           

      Good/Premium            200  170.00-170.00  170.00                   

  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Large Square                                                           

      Good/Premium            700  190.00-190.00  190.00                   

  Triticale                                                                

    Large Square                                                           

      Good/Premium            400  160.00-160.00  160.00                   



   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

            Tiffany Smit and 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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