Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                             

Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 9, 2014    USDA Market News               



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  22,185    Last Week:  5910    Last Year:  555          

       

   Compared to last week, Fair/Good/ and export Alfalfa steady. Demand 

remains good. Trade turned very active this week as more new crop contracts 

were reported. All new crop Alfalfa contracts are straight thru rain or shine 

all cuttings no test. 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             200  285.00-285.00  285.00 Del                   

      Premium/Supreme     625  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          

      Good/Premium        625  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          

      Fair/Good           625  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          

                          400  185.00-185.00  185.00 Del                   

                          700  198.00-205.00  201.00 Del Export            

      Utility/Fair        625  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             125  220.00-250.00  232.00     Retail/Stable     



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Standing                                                               

      Premium/Supreme    4500  140.00-140.00  140.00     New Crop          

      Good/Premium       4500  140.00-140.00  140.00     New Crop          

      Fair/Good          4500  140.00-140.00  140.00     New Crop          

      Utility/Fair       4500  140.00-140.00  140.00     New Crop          



  Orchard Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             125  250.00-275.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             135  220.00-250.00  234.44     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     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     
                                                                           

   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

                                                                     

0830p    gds  rlc

 

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