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
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
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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