Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                

Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 3, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  13,105    Last Week:  32,550    Last Year:  3050                      



   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady to weak. Trade slow this holiday 

shortened week. Demand remains good. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this 

week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies.  All prices are 

dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.       

   

                       Tons      Price     Wtd Avg           Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1070  200.00-250.00  246.73                       

      Premium/Supreme        1000  255.00-255.00  255.00                       

                              650  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted        

                              650  185.00-185.00  185.00     Picked Up Out of  

                                                             the Field         

      Premium                1610  200.00-230.00  218.63                       

      Good/Premium            650  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted        

                             5100  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

                              650  185.00-185.00  185.00     Picked Up Out of  

                                                             the Field         

      Good                    335  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

      Fair/Good               650  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted        

                              650  185.00-185.00  185.00     Picked Up Out of  

                                                             the Field         



  Oat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                     90  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



   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, 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

                                                                  

1000p   gds   rlc                                                 



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