Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                           

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 1, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  13,495    Last Week:  9,695    Last Year:  1700        



   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady to weak depending on quality. 

Trade moderate with light demand as the grain markets keep showing weakness.

Most producers are currently in between cuttings. 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                  65  300.00-300.00  300.00     Organic             

      Premium                1150  210.00-255.00  222.83                         

      Good/Premium           3500  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted          

      Fair/Good              1650  168.00-168.00  168.00                         

                              250  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage         

                             4500  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                     



  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                              

    Large Square                                                                 

      Fair/Good               200  180.00-180.00  180.00                         



  Wheat                                                                          

    Large Square                                                                 

      Fair/Good                30  260.00-260.00  260.00     Organic             



  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                           

    Ground                                                                       

      Utility                1500  150.00-150.00  150.00                         



  Oat Straw                                                                      

    Large Square                                                                 

      Utility                 150  125.00-125.00  125.00                         



  Grass                                                                          

    Large Square                                                                 

      Utility                 500  130.00-140.00  136.00                         

              

   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.  

        Robert Eaton 503-326-2237 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR312.txt

        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage



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