Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                             

Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 11, 2014    USDA Market News               



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  25,691    Last Week:  23,301    Last Year:  36,350     

       

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to 5.00 lower. 

Trade moderate to active. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers. 

Timothy for export was steady. Retail/Feedstore Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand 

good with moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 

ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and 

other expenses.  According to the USDA-NASS report issued June 30, 2014 all acreage 

of hay in Washington is up 160,000 acres from 2013 levels. Alfalfa acres are up 

60,000 acres from 2013 and other hay is up 100,000 acres from 2013.



                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Large Square                                                           

      Supreme             300  250.00-250.00  250.00     Tarped            

      Premium            6500  235.00-245.00  237.31     Export            

                         5000  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del Export            

      Good               3500  230.00-235.00  230.71     Export            

                          525  200.00-210.00  204.29     Rain Damage       

                         1250  220.00-230.00  228.00 Del Bleached          

      Fair/Good           700  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium              30  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

                          300  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium        100  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

      Good                100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            



  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                      

    Small Square                                                           

      Good                 60  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             250  250.00-275.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Large Square                                                           

      Premium             450  280.00-280.00  280.00     Export            

      Good/Premium        400  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

      Good                200  290.00-290.00  290.00     Export            



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Good               1026  285.00-290.00  288.65     Export            



  Bluegrass Straw                                                          

    Large Square                                                           

      Utility/Fair       5000   60.00-70.00    65.00                       



   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

                                                                       

0900p   gds   rlc                                                      

 

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