Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                         

Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 30, 2014    USDA Market News                           



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 





Tons:  9475    Last Week:  16,575    Last Year:  7535                            

       

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

export steady

to 10.00 higher.  Trade moderate.  Demand remains good by domestic and export 

buyers.  Nice weather has helped both producers and buyers alike.  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                6300  255.00-275.00  266.43                       

      Good/Premium           2500  255.00-265.00  259.00     Export            

      Good                    400  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            



  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 275  250.00-275.00  263.64     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

                                                                                                    

1028p   gds  rlw                                                                                   

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