Moses Lake, WA Fri May 16, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 14,302 Last Week: 6000 Last Year: 5475
Compared to last week, new crop Alfalfa contracts 10.00-15.00 higher.
New crop contract hay is selling straight thru rain or shine with no test
required. Trade active this week with very good 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
Premium/Supreme 4334 210.00-210.00 210.00 New Crop
Good/Premium 4334 210.00-210.00 210.00 New Crop
Good 200 165.00-165.00 165.00 Rain Damage
Fair/Good 4334 210.00-210.00 210.00 New Crop
Utility 800 165.00-165.00 165.00 Del
Forage Mix-Three Way
Good/Premium 300 135.00-135.00 135.00
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
ADF NDF RFV TDN-100% TDN-90% CP-100%
Supreme 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
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
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
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