Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                                            

Moses Lake, WA    Thu July 3, 2014    USDA Market News                                              



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  23,301    Last Week:  16,135    Last Year:  27,765                         

       

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady. Trade 

moderate. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers especially for high 

testing 2nd cutting Alfalfa. Timothy for export was steady. Retail/Feedstore 

Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies. All 

prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.                         



                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme                1200  260.00-270.00  265.00                       

      Premium                 600  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

      Good/Premium            600  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

                             3000  257.00-257.00  257.00     Tarped            

      Good                   1500  240.00-245.00  243.33     Export            

      Fair                   1000  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   

                              800  215.00-215.00  215.00 Del Bleached          

                              400  205.00-205.00  205.00 Del Rain Damage       

      Utility/Fair            516  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del                   



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Good/Premium            300  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            



  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 105  260.00-275.00  268.57     Retail/Stable     



  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Fair/Good                30  160.00-160.00  160.00                       



  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 140  260.00-275.00  266.96     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                5600  270.00-280.00  278.48     Export            

      Good                   2510  260.00-270.00  263.98     Export            

                             1000  250.00-250.00  250.00     Rain Damage       



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                4000  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            



   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

                                                                                                    

1000p   gds  rlc                                                                                   

 

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