Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                 

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

  Alfalfa                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      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                                                       

    Large Square                                                             

      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                 

feeding value.                                                                   

                                                                                 

             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

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

                                                    

0845p    gds rlc                                



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