Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR312                                                                       
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 10, 2013    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  250    Last Week:  400    Last Year:  2200                              

   Compared to last week, Domestic Alfalfa old crop steady in a light test. 
Trade near standstill with light to 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                                                 
          Good          250   180.00-200.00   190.00       

  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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