Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR312                                                                    
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
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      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                       

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Large Square                                                         
      Premium          2000  260.00-260.00  260.00     Picked Up Out of  
                                                       the Field         

  Triticale                                                              
    Large Square                                                         
      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
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
                                                                    
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