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
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
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
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.
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