Moses Lake, WA Fri July 18, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 7750 Last Week: 26,290 Last Year: 31,100
Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady. Trade slow. Demand remains good.
Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. All prices are dollars per ton
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include
freight, commissions and other expenses.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 700 195.00-260.00 212.14
Good 1000 210.00-210.00 210.00
550 205.00-210.00 209.09 Export
Fair/Good 2000 225.00-225.00 225.00
Fair 500 185.00-185.00 185.00
Premium 2000 260.00-260.00 260.00 Picked Up Out of
Fair/Good 1000 130.00-130.00 130.00
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 <27 <34 >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 <130 <56 <50.5 <16
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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