Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR312                                                                                            
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 7, 2012    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report  

Tons:  6075    Last Week:  1025    Last Year:  5410                                                    

   Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady to weak in a 
light test. Trade turned active this week after last week’s slow trade with 
moderate demand. Retail/feed store/horse steady. Buyer demand good with light 
to moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise 
stated.   
   
                       Tons      Price     Wtd Avg           Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                         
      Supreme            75  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                        500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Excessive Moisture
                       1200  218.00-228.00  223.00     Tarped            
      Premium          2000  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Good             1200  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium          1000  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                      
    Large Square                                                         
      Fair              100  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

  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                                    
                                                                                                    
   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 negotiates a transaction.
                                                                                            
Source:  USDA Market News, Moses Lake, WA.  
         Greg Sanders 509-393-1343 MosesLake.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR312.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews
         greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                                                                    
0815p    gds rlc                                                                                


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