Moses Lake, WA Fri May 23, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1175 Last Week: 14,302 Last Year: 4600
Compared to last week, new crop Alfalfa contracts 30.00-40.00 higher in
a light test. Trade slow with very good demand. Most interest are just
getting 1st cutting in the bale and marketed. 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
Supreme 1000 250.00-250.00 250.00 New Crop
Forage Mix-Three Way
Good 175 135.00-135.00 135.00
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
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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