Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 7, 2012    USDA Market News                                              

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  2687    Last Week:  2970    Last Year:  2530                                      
     Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady to weak in a 
light test. Trade slow with light demand as most interests have their needs 
met for the time being. Demand remains good for 2nd cutting export quality 
Timothy hay. Retail/Feedstore steady. Trade slow with good demand. All prices 
are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.  

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme                 950  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
      Premium                 300  240.00-240.00  240.00     Tarped            
      Fair/Good               600  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  80  250.00-265.00  258.44     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  70  250.00-275.00  264.29     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  87  250.00-275.00  262.93     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat Straw                                                                  
    Large Square                                                               
      Good                    600   40.00-43.00    42.00                       

   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     <27     <34     >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     <130      <56       <50.5       <16                                    
   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.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
0815p    gds  rlc                                                                                   

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