Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 8, 2013    USDA Ag Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  1813    Last Week:  1249    Last Year:  1042                            

Compared to Feb 1:  Hay prices generally steady with last week?s report in slow
trading.  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                  90  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            
                               17  235.00-240.00  238.82     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            120  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export            
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 129  235.00-250.00  243.06     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium              5  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                      7  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 696  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             33  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                               27  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  65  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  91  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Good/Premium             67  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
      Good                     79  200.00-210.00  204.43                       
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     60  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair                     20  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  94  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Triticale Straw                                                              
    Large Square                                                               
       Utility                 103   45.00-50.00    46.55                      
                                                                                
   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/lpsmarketnews

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