Oregon Weekly Hay
ML_GR313
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Mar 15, 2019    USDA  Market News 
                              
Oregon Weekly Hay Report      
                              
   Compared to Mar 8:  Prices trended generally steady compared to last 
report's prices.  Retail/Stable type hay remains the most demanded hay.  
Recent weather and snow in the growing areas has slowed movement.  All 
sales in this report are 2018 crop year hay.  Many growers are sold out 
for this crop year.

Tons:  2053    Last Week:  922    Last Year:  308                              

Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties:                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 700  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  40  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  67  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 600  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

  Mixed Grass Five-Way                                                         
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                   5  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Eastern Oregon:                                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium/Supreme          50  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Klamath Basin:                                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Fair                    150  175.00-175.00  175.00     Organic, Rain Damage
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  95  175.00-175.00  175.00                       

  Fescue Grass                                                                 
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  27  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

Lake County:                                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                  31  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                     32  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                  56  250.00-250.00  250.00     Organic           

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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