Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                        

Moses Lake, WA    Fri June 13, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  6200    Last Week:  150    Last Year:  250                            



  Compared to last week: a larger amount of trading and selection 

of quality grades. Trade moderate 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          

  Alfalfa                                                                 

    Large Square                                                          

      Supreme           4000  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium            950  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium      1050  225.00-225.00  225.00                       



  Alfalfa                                                                 

    Small Square                                                          

      Good/Premium       200  220.00-220.00  220.00 



  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 Service, Portland, OR

            Robert Eaton 503-326-2237

            Portland.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR312.txt

            http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage



0800p       re   rlc



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