Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jun 14, 2013    USDA Ag Market News 
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  272    Last Week:  724    Last Year:  479                               

Compared to June 7:  Hay prices for Central Oregon and Lake County were 
generally steady in a limited test.  Hay sales in other areas of Oregon had no 
recent price comparison.  Trading was slow and old crop supplies were tight.  
Producers are occupied with cutting and baling new crop hay in many parts 
of Oregon and were not active sellers.  All prices are in dollars
per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     30  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     30  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  20  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             36  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair/Good                69  180.00-185.00  182.54                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  225.00-225.00  225.00     Organic           
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  27  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
Harney County: 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
            Niki Davila 503-326-2237
            Portland.LGMN@ams.usda.gov   FAX 503-326-5140


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