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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

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     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

                                                                       

0945p    gds  rlc                                                      

 

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