Moses Lake, WA Fri Sep 5, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 4425 Last Week: 3750 Last Year: 18,740
Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Higher testing Alfalfa
not tested this week. Trade very slow this week as both buyers and sellers try to
decide on what to do with heavy rain damaged supplies. Demand good for non-rained
on, light for heavy 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
Good/Premium 1300 175.00-175.00 175.00
Fair/Good 1200 175.00-175.00 175.00
Fair 600 150.00-160.00 155.00 Rain Damage
Utility 1000 75.00-75.00 75.00 Rain Damage
Good 125 150.00-150.00 150.00
Good 200 45.00-50.00 47.50
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.
Greg Sanders 509-393-1343 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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