Oregon Weekly Hay
USDA - Fri Apr 21, 8:57AM CDT
ML_GR313
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Apr 21, 2017    USDA Market News 
                                                                               
Oregon Weekly Hay Report     
                                                  
   Compared to April 14:  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:  1436    Last Week:  1765    Last Year:  407                             

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    675  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Good/Premium             50  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   6  165.00-165.00  165.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  10  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del Retail/Stable     

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Good/Premium            200  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  25  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                               22  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair                     25  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  12  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     

  Meadow Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair/Good               150  130.00-130.00  130.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 116  160.00-170.00  164.83                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  90  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Good                     30  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

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        
                                                                        
   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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