Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR310                                                                
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 31, 2014    USDA Market News                  

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  11,180    Last Week:  1530    Last Year:  850                           
       
   Compared to last week, Supreme Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. 
Fair/Good Alfalfa 5.00 lower. Demand is light to moderate. Trade moderate 
this week mainly from the local dairies and Holstein heifer growing yards. 
Buyers are only interested in buying a little to add to their already heavy 
supplies. Feedlots remain full. Exporters remain quiet, processing previously 
bought inventory.  Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady. Buyer 
demand good with light to moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton 
and FOB unless otherwise stated.                         

                        Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Large Square                                                          
      Supreme           1500  180.00-190.00  184.00                       
      Fair/Good         3900  150.00-155.00  151.15     Rain Damage       
      Fair              4700  145.00-155.00  150.00     Rain Damage       

  Alfalfa                                                                 
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium             70  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good               125  220.00-250.00  234.40     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Timothy Mix                                                     
    Small Square                                                          
      Good                35  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                           
    Small Square                                                          
      Premium            145  250.00-275.00  261.21     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Large Square                                                          
      Good                30  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair               150  110.00-110.00  110.00     Rain Damage       
      Utility            525  100.00-100.00  100.00     Rain Damage       

   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.LPGMN@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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