Moses Lake, WA Fri Oct 3, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 5435 Last Week: 5700 Last Year: N/A
Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady. Trade slow this week with good
demand for non-rained on supplies. Widespread rain/thunderstorms across the
trade area reported this week slowed trading. A new University of Idaho Extension
report suggests $87 million is a conservative estimate of Idaho's hay crop losses
due to rain damage this season. Corn futures prices hit a 5 year low this week.
Retail/feed store/horse steady in a light test. 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
Supreme 4225 175.00-230.00 227.96 Tarped
Premium 60 170.00-170.00 170.00 Retail/Stable
150 220.00-220.00 220.00 Tarped
Fair/Good 1000 200.00-200.00 200.00 Export
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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