Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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ML_GR310                                                          
Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 18, 2014    USDA Market News            

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  34,270    Last Week:  25,691    Last Year:  8205   
       
   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to firm. 
Trade moderate to active. Demand remains good by domestic and export buyers. 
Timothy for export was steady to firm. 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.  

                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                  
    Large Square                                                           
      Supreme            1600  260.00-270.00  263.75                       
      Premium/Supreme     300  255.00-255.00  255.00                       
      Premium             535  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
                         2000  235.00-245.00  240.00     Export            
      Good               6500  205.00-240.00  233.46     Export            
                         2150  200.00-215.00  213.95     Rain Damage       
      Fair/Good           400  190.00-195.00  192.50     Bleached          
                         8500  185.00-205.00  195.00 Del                   

  Alfalfa                                                                  
    Small Square                                                           
      Premium             280  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                        
    Large Square                                                           
      Good               1000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                            
    Small Square                                                           
      Premium             275  250.00-275.00  261.36     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                            
    Small Square                                                           
      Premium            2614  280.00-300.00  284.59     Export            
      Good               1666  240.00-260.00  247.66     Export            

  Oat                                                                      
    Large Square                                                           
      Fair/Good           250  190.00-190.00  190.00 Del                   

  Bluegrass Straw                                                          
    Large Square                                                           
      Utility            4000  100.00-100.00  100.00     Export            
                         2200  115.00-115.00  115.00 Del Old 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     <27     <34     >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     <130      <56       <50.5       <16             
                                                                             
   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
                                                                       
0945p    gds  rlc                                                      
 



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