Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                

Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 23, 2014    USDA Market News                  



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  16,575    Last Week:  8205    Last Year:  15,080                        

       

   Compared to last week, new crop 1st cutting Alfalfa for domestic and 

export steady. Trade moderate to active. Demand remains good by domestic 

buyers light to moderate demand from exporters. All new crop Alfalfa 

contracts are straight thru rain or shine all cuttings no test. Retail/Feedstore 

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                2600  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

      Premium/Supreme      10,800  250.00-260.00  255.46                       

      Premium                1000  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

      Good/Premium            500  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted     

      Good                    800  240.00-255.00  249.38     Export        

      Fair/Good               250  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted     

      Utility/Fair            250  190.00-190.00  190.00     Contracted      



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium/Supreme         200  265.00-265.00  265.00                       



  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 175  250.00-275.00  264.29     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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