Oregon Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Apr 18, 2014    USDA Ag Market News 

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

Tons:  599    Last Week:  656    Last Year:  1140                              

Compared to Apr 11:  Prices were generally steady with last week?s offerings 
for the same quality.  Trading was light to moderate during the week.  
Volume of trading smaller than last week.  More 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          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  16  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     
  3 Way Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  40  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  80  275.00-275.00  275.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  56  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  28  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  59  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium                  80  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good/Premium             35  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Good                     63  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Fair                     62  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Eastern Oregon: No New Sales Confirmed.                                        
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
            Tiffany Smit 503-326-2237

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