Moses Lake, WA Fri June 06, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 150 Last Week: 3000 Last Year: 3750
Compared to last week a very light test with limited prices and grades to
provide an accurate comparison. Trade slow with strong demand. Most producers
are busy in the field just getting 1st cutting in the bale and marketed. Good
weather over the trade area has helped producers and hay buyers alike. All
prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments
Fair 150 170.00-170.00 170.00
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 Service, Portland, OR
Robert Eaton 503-326-2237
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