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USDA-ML: Oregon Weekly Hay

Moses Lake, WA - Fri May 19, 2017 - USDA Market News

                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report                                                       

   Compared to May 12:  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, and are busy out in the fields
preparing for new crop.  
All prices are in dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.                                                                                

Tons:  1334    Last Week:  797    Last Year:  238                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  45  210.00-220.00  213.33     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  34  235.00-240.00  236.03     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 700  130.00-130.00  130.00     Contracted        

Harney County:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 114  160.00-180.00  172.28                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                              125  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     

  Barley Straw                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Fair                     24   75.00-75.00    75.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 106  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Premium                  26  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  30  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     
             
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        
                                                                        
   RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the 
western formula. Values based on 100% dry matter, TDN both 90% and 100%.
                                                                        
Source:     USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR
            Niki Davila 503-535-5001
            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR313.txt
            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

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