Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                               

Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 25, 2014    USDA Market News                 



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  51,855    Last Week:  34,270    Last Year:  43,240                      

       

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to weak due to 

weakness in global grain markets. Trade active. Demand remains good by export 

buyer’s especially for China. Domestic demand is light. Timothy for export was 

steady. Retail/Feedstore hay 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. Washington State 

Hay Association is handling all requests for any parties wishing to donate hay or 

any other forage to areas affected by the recent fires in the state.



                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Large Square                                                           

      Supreme             200  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

      Premium            2500  237.00-245.00  240.20     Export            

                         1500  227.00-227.00  227.00     Rain Damage       

                         2000  235.00-235.00  235.00     Tarped            

      Good/Premium       6000  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            

                         2000  210.00-210.00  210.00     Rain Damage       

      Good             14,800  225.00-240.00  225.30     Export            

                          100  220.00-220.00  220.00     Weedy             

      Fair/Good          2500  185.00-220.00  213.00                       

                       15,950  215.00-222.00  215.64     Export            

                          195  185.00-185.00  185.00     Weedy             

                          800  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del Export            



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             400  260.00-260.00  260.00     Export            

                           60  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    In Windrow                                                             

      Good                400  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            



  Orchard Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             250  250.00-275.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Large Square                                                           

      Premium             700  270.00-270.00  270.00     Export            

      Fair/Good          1000  235.00-235.00  235.00     Export            



  Wheat Straw                                                              

    Large Square                                                           

      Good                500   53.00-53.00    53.00                     



   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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