Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                                            

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 19, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  4600    Last Week:  3675    Last Year:  5017                       



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

very slow this week as buyers try to market higher testing 4th cutting.  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                                                               

      Supreme                 450  190.00-220.00  203.33                       

      Premium                 400  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

      Fair                   1750  150.00-160.00  154.29     Rain Damage       

      Utility/Fair           2000   75.00-120.00   97.50     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                                                                     

                                                                            

                                                                      





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