Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jun 27, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  32,550    Last Week:  8846    Last Year:  2100                         



   Compared to last week, new crop Alfalfa testing Supreme steady to firm, 

other grades steady to weak. Trade very active with very good demand. 

Mountain Home Irrigation District ran out of reservoir water for the season 

making producers rely on well water for irrigation. 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            3000  267.00-267.00  267.00                       

      Premium/Supreme    1000  220.00-230.00  222.50                       

      Premium            2250  210.00-230.00  218.89                       

                         1000  180.00-180.00  180.00     Old Crop          

      Good/Premium       3000  205.00-245.00  211.67                       

      Good               6400  200.00-230.00  212.19                       

                         5000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

                          200  185.00-185.00  185.00     Rain Damage       

      Fair/Good           400  190.00-210.00  200.00                       

                         1000  180.00-180.00  180.00     Weedy             

      Fair               6300  180.00-205.00  202.38                       



  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                        

    Large Square                                                           

      Fair               1500  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                   



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Large Square                                                           

      Premium            1500  290.00-300.00  292.67                       



   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

                                                                     

0915p   gds  rlc                                                 



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