Oregon Weekly Hay Report



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Portland, OR    Fri Oct 31, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3032    Last Week:  5280    Last Year:  4073                            



   Compared to October 24:  Prices trended generally steady compared with last 

week's offerings for the same quality.  Trading was light to moderate during the 

week.  Volume of trading was much smaller this week.  Several producers have sold 

all that they plan to sell for this season.  In Eastern Oregon two hay barns burned 

destroying about 1500 tons of hay.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless 

otherwise stated.



Tons:  2222    Last Week:  5280    Last Year:  4073                            



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  40  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

                               45  240.00-275.00  245.11     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium             15  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 630  180.00-180.00  180.00     Contracted        

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  35  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             25  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Orchard/Timothy                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  55  195.00-195.00  195.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            760  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  275.00-275.00  275.00



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  35  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium                 293  225.00-275.00  259.13                       

                              170  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

      Good/Premium            233  200.00-205.00  202.75                       

      Good                    401  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                  35  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Small Square                                                               

      Good                     30  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Barley                                                                       

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     28  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  27  170.00-170.00  170.00                       



   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 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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