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
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
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
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.
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