Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                         

Moses Lake, WA    Fri June 6, 2014    USDA Market News                           



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  2909    Last Week:  9475    Last Year:  6145                           

       

   Compared to last week Alfalfa prices rose approximately 5.00-10.00 per ton. 

Orchard Grass is higher as well with limited test.  Trade was light with many 

producers busy harvesting the new crop and getting it tested and marketed.  

Demand remains strong and nice weather has helped both producers and buyers alike. 

All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.



                      Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                               

    Large Square                                                        

      Supreme          300  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

                      1170  265.00-265.00  265.00     New Crop          

      Premium          665  252.50-252.50  252.50     New Crop          

      Good             474  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export            



  Orchard Grass                                                         

    Small Square                                                        

      Premium          300  275.00-275.00  275.00     New Crop          



   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.  

        Robert Eaton 503-326-2237 

  MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR310.txt

        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

                                               

0800p   re   rlc



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