Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 17, 2014    USDA Ag Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                               

Tons:  21,573    Last Week:  7304    Last Year:  0                             



   Compared to October 10:  Prices mostly steady compared to last week's offerings 

for the same quality.  Trading was light to moderate during the week with a larger 

volume of hay traded 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                     56  210.00-210.00  210.00     Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  16  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

      Premium                  31  255.00-255.00  255.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                                7  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  34  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

  Barley                                                                       

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 168  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

  Wheat/Pea Mix                                                                        

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Good                    400  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  16  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            160  230.00-230.00  230.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  27  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium            500  210.00-210.00  210.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  23  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Orchard/Timothy                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 300  195.00-195.00  195.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 200  280.00-280.00  280.00                       

      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Fair/Good                45  175.00-175.00  175.00     Rain Damage       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1065  250.00-265.00  261.27                       

      Premium              18,058  225.00-235.00  234.97                       

      Good                    173  180.00-185.00  180.26                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  235.00-235.00  235.00     Rain Damage       

      Good                     30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Grass Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             33  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

      Good                     50  150.00-160.00  151.60                       

  Oat Straw                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                  26   45.00-45.00    45.00                       



                                                                               

   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 Niki Davila 503-326-2237

            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR313.txt

            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews



0730p ts/nd

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