Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 10, 2013    USDA Market News            

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  555    Last Week:  1245    Last Year:  360          
                     
     Compared to last week, First reported sales of new crop alfalfa this week 
is steady. Trade remains slow with light demand. Retail/Feedstore steady in a 
light test. Trade turned moderate this week with good demand. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.  

                    Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Large Square                                                      
      Premium        300  205.00-205.00  205.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                             
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium        150  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                       
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium         75  260.00-275.00  267.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                       
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium         30  250.00-250.00  250.00     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
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                     
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