Oregon Weekly Hay Report


Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 19, 2014    USDA Market News 



Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       


   Compared to December 12:  Prices trended generally steady compared to the same 

quality last week with weak 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 very light with the holidays coming up 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 

the new year to sell.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise 


Tons:  1559    Last Week:  2848    Last Year:  2096                            

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   4  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

  Meadow Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                           

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                   2  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Grass Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium              6  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                  50  320.00-320.00  320.00     Organic           

    Mid Square                                                                 

      Fair                     50  185.00-185.00  185.00     Rain Damage       

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  55  250.00-260.00  255.45     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          


    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1069  250.00-270.00  251.87                       

      Good/Premium             68  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

      Good                     37  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

    Large Square                                                               

      Good/Premium             22  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

      Good                     33  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

  Oat Straw                                                                    

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                  88   47.00-55.00    49.27                       

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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