Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                        

Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 30, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3000    Last Week:  1175    Last Year:  13,551                           



      Compared to last week, new crop Alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher in a 

light test.  Trade slow with very good demand.  Most interest are just getting 

1st cutting in the bale and marketed.  Good weather over the trade area has 

helped producers and hay buyers alike.  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                2000  250.00-260.00  255.00                        

      Premium/Supreme        1000  260.00-260.00  260.00                        



         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

                                                                                 

1459p   gds rlw                                                                 





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