Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR313                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 24, 2014    USDA Ag Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

                                                                               

Tons:  5280    Last Week:  21,573    Last Year:  16,242                        



   Compared to October 17:  Prices mostly steady compared to last week's offerings 

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

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                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                                9  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   3  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

                               15  260.00-270.00  266.67     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass

    Small Square

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    500  180.00-205.00  187.50                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 550  235.00-235.00  235.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 200  320.00-320.00  320.00     Retail/Stable     

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Supreme                 120  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

      Good                     25  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

                              100  195.00-195.00  195.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                2320  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                  34  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

      Good/Premium             34  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good                    228  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  57  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium             50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 250  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    500  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage       

  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     60  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



                                                                               

                                                                               

   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

            Niki Davila 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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