Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jul 5, 2013    USDA Ag Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  2606    Last Week:  4361    Last Year:  6207                            

Compared to June 28:  Prices for same quality hay were generally steady with
last week's levels.  The weather was very hot and dry during the week.  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                 120  230.00-235.00  232.08                       
                               16  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
  Orchard/Rye                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     50  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               600  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               100  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                  27  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  33  200.00-200.00  200.00     Old Crop          
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     34  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  75  275.00-275.00  275.00                       
      Good                     75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Rain Damage       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  33  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good/Premium             23  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good                     33  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair/Good                21  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Utility                 400  150.00-150.00  150.00     Rain Damage       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  41  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 600  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Oat Straw                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Utility                  75   65.00-65.00    65.00                       

Harney County: 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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