Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 7, 2012    USDA Ag Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  1708    Last Week:  6192    Last Year:  3298                            

Compared to Nov 30:  Hay prices steady in a very limited test.  Trading was 
slow.  Demand Moderate.  All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB 
unless otherwise stated.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 260  225.00-230.00  228.85     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair                     20  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 205  230.00-240.00  230.24     Retail/Stable     
  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  22  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     10  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     
  Barley                                                                       
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               200  125.00-125.00  125.00                       
  Orchard/Clover                                                           
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     47  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 155  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good                     25  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 267  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Good/Premium             35  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good                     14  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair/Good                14  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  28  275.00-275.00  275.00     Organic           
      Good/Premium             54  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           
  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 220  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  175.00-175.00  175.00     Organic           
  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  32  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

   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     <27     <34     >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     <130      <56       <50.5       <16         
                                                                         
   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
            Martha Hansen, Tiffany Smit, Niki Davila 503-326-2237
            Portland.LGMN@ams.usda.gov   FAX 503-326-5140
            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR313.txt
            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

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