Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR312                                                                                            
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 25, 2013    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1000    Last Week:  2200    Last Year:  1620                            

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa feeder hay steady in a light test. Other 
grades of hay not reported this week. Trade slow with light to moderate 
demand. Best demand is coming from the eastern part of the U.S. Retail/feed 
store/horse not tested this week. 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      1000  210.00-210.00    210.00          Tarped            

  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
                                                                                                    
0900p    gds rlc                                                                                                   


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