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
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
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
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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