Moses Lake, WA Fri Aug 8, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1,330 Last Week: 9,695 Last Year: 9,725
Compared to last week the alfalfa market appears weak in a limited test
partially due to weakness in the global grain markets and recent restrictions
to exports. Trade is slow to inactive with many buyers and sellers waiting
to see what will happen in the market as the recent discovery of GMO hay
exported to China from the U.S. has led to tightened regulations and stringent
testing requirements which has impacted both the domestic and export market.
Demand remains very light. Many producers are currently between cuttings or
about to begin their second or third cutting. 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 Range Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 1000 207.00-207.00 207.00 Export
Premium 130 180.00-180.00 180.00
Fair 200 160.00-160.00 160.00
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
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
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