Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                               

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 1, 2014    USDA Market News                 



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  19,525    Last Week:  51,855    Last Year:  14,911                         

       

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export markets steady to 

weak due to weakness in global grain markets. Trade is moderate to light. 

Demand remains good by export buyers especially from China while domestic 

demand remains light.  Many producers are currently between cuttings.  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                                                                 

      Premium/Supreme        1000  245.00-245.00  245.00                         

                             5200  230.00-240.00  234.81     Export              

      Premium                 800  232.50-232.50  232.50     Tarped              

      Good/Premium           6000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export              

                              300  235.00-235.00  235.00     Tarped              

      Good                   2000  230.00-230.00  230.00     Contracted          

                             2298  230.00-230.00  230.00     Tarped              

      Fair/Good               477  223.00-223.00  223.00     Tarped              

      Fair                    350  195.00-195.00  195.00     Tarped              



  Alfalfa                                                                        

    Small Square                                                                 

      Supreme                1000  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export              

                              100  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable  

     

   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.  

        Robert Eaton 503-326-2237 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR310.txt

        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage



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