Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR313                                                                       
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 10, 2013    USDA Ag Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  491    Last Week:  407    Last Year:  283                               

Compared to May 3:  Hay prices not well tested in very slow trading.
Supplies were very tight.
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                  32  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
                               55  251.00-251.00  251.00     Export            
                               28  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  240.00-240.00  240.00     Contracted        
                                1  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 224  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  32  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  33  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Fair/Good                19  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
Klamath Basin: 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     <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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