Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                            

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 7, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  4850    Last Week:  4700    Last Year:  8400                            



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

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. 

   

                       Tons      Price     Wtd Avg           Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme          1700  225.00-250.00  236.76                       

                        150  200.00-200.00  200.00     Excessive Moisture



  Wheat Straw                                                            

    Large Square                                                         

      Good             3000   55.00-55.00    55.00                       



   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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