Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                                        

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 31, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  4700    Last Week:  5030    Last Year:  12,900                          



   Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme testing Alfalfa steady. 

Trade slow this week with good demand for non-rained on high testing 

supplies. Demand 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          2500  225.00-250.00  238.00                       

      Fair              150  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

      Utility          1700   70.00-80.00    76.47     Rain Damage       



  Bluegrass Straw                                                        

    Large Square                                                         

      Fair              350   70.00-70.00    70.00 Del                   



   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

                                                                    

0915p   gds  rlc                                                  



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