Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 15, 2013    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3050    Last Week:  4200    Last Year:  1030                               

   Compared to last week, Feeder type Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
slow with light to moderate demand. Retail/feed store/horse steady. Buyer 
demand good as eastern interests are the most aggressive with light to moderate 
supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.         
                       Tons      Price     Wtd Avg           Comments
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    300  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              850  195.00-205.00  202.06     Rain Damage       
      Fair                   1200  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat Straw                                                                  
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    500   38.00-38.00    38.00                       

  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
0945p    gds rlc

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