Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                

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

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      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       



  Oat                                                                    

    Large Square                                                         

      Good              125  150.00-150.00  150.00                       



  Wheat Straw                                                            

    Large Square                                                         

      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

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

                                                                

0915p   gds rlc                                                 



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