Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                 

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 15, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3325    Last Week:  1330    Last Year:  7700             



   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady. Trade very slow this week as most of 

the trade area the last couple weeks have gotten heavy rains and damaged hay 

that was on the ground. Demand light to moderate for non-rained on supplies. 

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          1250  207.00-230.00  216.20                       

      Good             1000  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

      Fair              125  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



  Oat                                                                    

    Large Square                                                         

      Good              700  125.00-130.00  128.57                       



  Triticale                                                              

    Large Square                                                         

      Good              250  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

                                                                    

0830p   gds   rlc                                                  



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