Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                    

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 12, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3675    Last Week:  4425    Last Year:  3300         



   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady in a light test. 

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 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                                                        

      Premium                 300  220.00-220.00  220.00                

      Good/Premium            750  175.00-175.00  175.00                

      Fair/Good               850  175.00-175.00  175.00                

      Fair                    525  150.00-160.00  154.76     Rain Damage

      Utility/Fair           1250   75.00-75.00    75.00     Rain Damage



   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

                                                                 

1459p    gds ts                                                     



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