Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 14, 2014    USDA Market News 


Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

   Compared to November 7:  Prices trended generally steady compared with last 

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

Volume of trading was much lower 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. 

Many producers were unavailable or had no sales this week due to them 

travelling to the annual Hay King Contest that is put on by the Oregon Hay 

Growers Association.                                                                              

Tons:  1314    Last Week:  6889    Last Year:  6377                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00  Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  67  275.00-325.00  280.22 Del                   

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00  Retail/Stable     

                                7  325.00-325.00  325.00 Del                   

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00  Retail/Stable     

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

      Good/Premium             15  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 500  235.00-240.00  236.50                       

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Premium                  20  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Barley Straw                                                                 

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair                     75  100.00-100.00  100.00  Organic           

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 148  250.00-260.00  251.28                       

      Good/Premium             80  220.00-220.00  220.00  Rain Damage, Organic       

      Good                     65  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Supreme                 150  265.00-265.00  265.00                       


    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             30  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair                     32  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        


   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




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