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
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
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
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
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
Or value more than testing results.
Grass Hay guidelines
Quality Crude Protein Percent
Premium Over 13
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
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