Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                           

Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 25, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  9695    Last Week:  7750    Last Year:  15,150         



   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady to weak. Trade moderate. Demand light to 

moderate as the grain markets keep showing weakness. 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          1100  200.00-260.00  232.73                       

      Fair/Good        1000  185.00-185.00  185.00                       

                       1250  200.00-210.00  208.00     Export            

                       1000  190.00-190.00  190.00     Rain Damage       

      Utility/Fair     3000  210.00-230.00  220.00                       

                        300  178.00-178.00  178.00     Rain Damage       



  Timothy Grass                                                          

    Large Square                                                         

      Premium          1135  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            



  Mixed Grass                                                            

    In Windrow                                                           

      Fair/Good         200  200.00-200.00  200.00                       



  Triticale                                                              

    Large Square                                                         

      Fair/Good         710  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     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

                                                                    

0900p   gds rlc





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