Oregon Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 07, 2014    USDA Market News 

                                                                               

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       



   Compared to October 31:  Prices trended generally steady compared with last 

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

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

that they plan to sell for this season.  Some producers are having difficulty

finding overseas buyers due to China refusing all hay that tests positive to 

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



Tons:  6889    Last Week:  3032    Last Year:  7459                            



Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  27  250.00-275.00  250.93     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  60  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  11  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium            125  230.00-240.00  232.00     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                 200  205.00-205.00  205.00                       

      Good/Premium            180  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good                    300  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

      Fair/Good               600  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             10  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good               700  160.00-160.00  160.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             75  185.00-185.00  185.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 400  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 210  280.00-280.00  280.00                       

                               60  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            

      Premium                  60  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 940  245.00-250.00  249.36                       

      Premium                  20  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic           

      Good/Premium            600  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

      Good                    292  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

      Fair/Good                23  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

      Fair                     68  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 295  250.00-270.00  266.95                       

      Premium                  15  235.00-235.00  235.00                       

                               60  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 800  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    500  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  30  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair                     31  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Oat Straw                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                  72   48.00-48.00    48.00                       



                                                                               

   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



0730p nd

No comments

Add new comment

(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.
(If you're a human, don't change the following field)
Your first name.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Welcome

to our redesigned homepage!

Scroll Down for more stories