Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR312                                                                          
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 31, 2014    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  39,450    Last Week:  9710    Last Year:  3700                          

   Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady. Utility and Fair 
Alfalfa 10.00 higher. Trade active this week as buyers and sellers decided to come 
together. Some areas of the trade area received limited moisture this week. 
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              1200  210.00-220.00  218.33     Tarped            
      Premium/Supreme    20,000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Tarped            
      Premium               600  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Good               11,000  180.00-200.00  186.82                       
      Fair/Good             600  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
      Fair                 5650  165.00-180.00  178.56                       
      Utility               400  140.00-140.00  140.00     Weedy             

   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.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR312.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                             
0900p    gds rlc                                         



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