Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 10, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3800    Last Week:  5435    Last Year:  N/A                



   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher on higher testing 

dairy hay. Trade slow this week with good demand for non-rained on supplies. 

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

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme    2500  185.00-240.00  207.00                       

      Premium             100  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     

      Fair/Good          1200  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

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

                                                                  

0900p   gds  rlc                                                  



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