Moses Lake, WA Fri Jun 20, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 8846 Last Week: 6200 Last Year: 12,400
Compared to last week, new crop Alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher. Trade
moderate as first cutting alfalfa trading is in full swing. Demand remains very
good especially for high testing Alfalfa going to California. Rain and even light
snow was reported over most of the trade area this week. 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 2950 250.00-260.00 259.15
Premium 400 240.00-240.00 240.00
Fair/Good 2000 225.00-225.00 225.00
Premium/Supreme 874 200.00-200.00 200.00
Good/Premium 874 200.00-200.00 200.00
Fair/Good 874 200.00-200.00 200.00
Utility/Fair 874 200.00-200.00 200.00
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, Moses Lake, WA.
Greg Sanders 509-393-1343 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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