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Oregon Weekly Hay Report



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Portland, OR    Fri Dec 5, 2014    USDA Market News



Oregon Weekly Hay Report



   Compared to November 21:  Prices trended steady compared to the same quality 

trades two weeks ago with weaker demand from the dairies and particularly the 

export market which has seen very little trading with more stringent regulations 

coming from China.  Trade activity was light to moderate with the holiday week 

preceding and inclement weather hindering some trade.  Several producers have sold 

all that they plan to sell for this season while some have product they are holding 

onto until after the first of the new year to sell.  All prices are in dollars per 

ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.



Tons:  3286    Last Week:  N/A    Last Year:  5822



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                  99  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  15  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  5 Way Mixed Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  35  275.00-290.00  279.29     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                 

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     



Eastern Oregon:                                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  70  225.00-225.00  225.00     Very High Testing 

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium              6  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium              6  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Mixed Grass                                                                  

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                        

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             60  180.00-180.00  180.00                       



Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         200  230.00-230.00  230.00                       



Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 150  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Premium                 650  300.00-300.00  300.00     Organic           

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Good                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Weedy             

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  75  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  23  240.00-240.00  240.00                       



Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                 150  250.00-260.00  251.53                       

                              150  270.00-270.00  270.00     Very High Testing 

      Premium/Supreme          35  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Good                     34  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

                               30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

      Fair/Good               109  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme          90  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium             30  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     30  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

      Fair/Good               400  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    200  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     64  150.00-160.00  155.00                       

  Alfalfa/Triticale Mx                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                 250  220.00-220.00  220.00                       







   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

            Robert Eaton 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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