Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 15, 2013    USDA Market News                                              

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  1610    Last Week:  1160    Last Year:  8311                                                                                              
     Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade remains 
slow with light demand. Demand is still good for export quality Timothy. 
Demand from importers has turned active due to the devaluation of the 
Japanese yen. Retail/Feedstore steady in a light test. Trade slow with good 
demand. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.  

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 150  240.00-240.00  240.00     Organic           
      Good                    500  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  60  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 110  260.00-275.00  268.18     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Premium                 340  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                 130  260.00-275.00  266.92     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Large Square                                                               
      Utility/Fair            250  140.00-140.00  140.00     Weedy             

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Small Square                                                               
      Premium                  70  250.00-265.00  258.57     Retail/Stable     

   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
0945p    gds  rlc                                                                                   

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