Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR312                                                             
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Mar 22, 2013    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8200    Last Week:  760    Last Year:  825                              

   Compared to last week, Domestic Alfalfa for new crop steady in a light 
test. Trade turned active on new crop contracts with moderate demand. 
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                                                               
      Utility           500  168.00-168.00  168.00     Weedy             

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Standing                                                             
      Good/Premium     3200  175.00-180.00  176.09     New Crop          

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                      
    Large Square                                                         
      Fair/Good         500  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

  Oat                                                                    
    Standing                                                         
      Good             3500  150.00-150.00  150.00     New Crop          

  Barley Straw                                                           
    Large Square                                                         
      Utility           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 MosesLake.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR312.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                           
0830p   gds rlc                                       



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