Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 31, 2014    USDA Ag Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  6432    Last Week:  4679    Last Year:  1249                           

Compared to Jan 24:  Prices generally steady with week ago offerings.  
Trading was light during the week in some areas.  Many producers have 
sold all that they plan to sell for this season.  All prices are in 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good                40  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
  Grass Mix-Five Way                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  10  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            100  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    502  185.00-190.00  189.48                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  230.00-230.00  230.00     
Retail/Stable     
      Good                     25  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  21  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 190  240.00-250.00  243.42                       
                             1400  250.00-280.00  265.00     Organic           
      Good/Premium            815  200.00-210.00  203.87                       
      Good                    600  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              350  195.00-195.00  195.00     Rain Damage       
      Fair                    129  165.00-170.00  168.76                       
                              400  165.00-165.00  165.00     Rain Damage       
      Utility                  35  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair                     25  175.00-175.00  175.00     Bleached          
    Compressed Bales                                                           
      Supreme                   8  325.00-325.00  325.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  32  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair                   1500  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Alfalfa/Triticale Mx                                                         
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair                    130  175.00-175.00  175.00                      

   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
            Tiffany Smit and Niki Davila 503-326-2237
            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR313.txt
            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

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