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USDA-ML: Oregon Weekly Hay

Moses Lake, WA - Fri Mar 17, 2017 - USDA Market News

Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       
   Compared to March 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.  Many producers are sold out for the year.  
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated. 

Tons:  646    Last Week:  1147    Last Year:  1272                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    104  120.00-120.00  120.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  210.00-225.00  216.25     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  22  225.00-240.00  229.77     Retail/Stable     

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

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

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             20  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme         200  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Premium                  30  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good                50   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

  Mixed Grass                                                                  
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair                     75   70.00-70.00    70.00     Weedy             

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
            Niki Davila 503-326-2237

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