Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                               

Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 16, 2014    USDA Market News                 



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  8205    Last Week:  22,185    Last Year:  6715           

       

   Compared to last week, new crop Alfalfa for domestic and export 40.00-

60.00 per ton higher as more new crop sales are being reported. Demand 

remains good. Trade moderate to active. 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          430  255.00-265.00  264.30                       

      Fair/Good       1500  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            



  Alfalfa                                                               

    Small Square                                                        

      Premium          135  220.00-250.00  235.56     Retail/Stable     

      Fair/Good       1000  235.00-235.00  235.00     Export            



  Alfalfa                                                               

    Standing                                                            

      Good/Premium    2000  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            

      Fair/Good       1000  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            



  Alfalfa                                                               

    In Windrow                                                          

      Good/Premium    1000  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export            

      Fair/Good       1000  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export            



  Orchard Grass                                                         

    Small Square                                                        

      Premium          140  250.00-275.00  263.39     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

                                                                       

0845p    gds  rlc                                                      

 

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