Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR310                                                         
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jun 14, 2013    USDA Market News           

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  1390    Last Week:  6145    Last Year:  24,358                          

   Compared to last week, Prices were generally steady.  First cutting of 
Alfalfa is nearly completed.  First cutting of Timothy hay is ongoing.  Trade 
was light to moderate with good demand.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
unless otherwise stated.       

                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Premium           800  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            
      Good               90  165.00-165.00  165.00     Rain Damage       

  Timothy Grass                                                          
    Large Square                                                         
      Premium           500  285.00-285.00  285.00     Export            

   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.  
        Martha Hansen 503-326-2237     MosesLake.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
                                              
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