Oregon Weekly Hay
ML_GR313                                                                       
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 17, 2017    USDA - Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       
                                                                               
   Compared to February 10:  Prices trended generally steady in a limited test
compared to week ago prices.  Most demand lays with the retail/stable hay.  
According to some producers, horse owners prefer lower sugar, higher protein
hay.
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.

Tons:  3900    Last Week:  3728    Last Year:  7189                            

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

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  125.00-130.00  127.50                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   1  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             45  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   4  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             45  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  50  200.00-210.00  205.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             25  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat                                                                        
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     60   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    285  100.00-100.00  100.00     Tarped            
      Utility                 150   55.00-55.00    55.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             25  165.00-165.00  165.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Utility                 300   45.00-45.00    45.00     Rain Damage       

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    250  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Good                     75  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 175  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Premium                 400  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
                             1000  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export            
      Fair                    100  100.00-100.00  100.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  90  180.00-185.00  181.67                       
                               30  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                     90   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

  Triticale                                                                    
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    400  100.00-100.00  100.00     Organic           
      Fair/Good               100   70.00-70.00    70.00                       


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
            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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