Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                               

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

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme            1000  250.00-250.00  250.00     New Crop          



  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                     

    Large Square                                                           

      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

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

                                                                         

0830p    gds rlc                                                     

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