Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                         

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 15, 2014    USDA Market News           



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  16,265    Last Week:  2520    Last Year:  17,860                      

       

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

Trade light to moderate. Demand moderate as most of the trade area received 

thunderstorms and rain this past week. 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                                                         

      Premium           240  225.00-225.00  225.00     Export            

                       8400  220.00-240.00  223.33     Tarped            

      Good             1850  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

      Fair/Good        1400  210.00-210.00  210.00     Tarped            

      Fair             1500  215.00-215.00  215.00                       



  Alfalfa                                                                

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium           400  250.00-260.00  256.25     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                          

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium           225  260.00-275.00  268.33     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                          

    Large Square                                                         

      Premium          1000  240.00-250.00  245.00     Export            



  Wheat Straw                                                            

    Large Square                                                         

      Good             1075   50.00-55.00    54.19                       



  Wheat Straw                                                            

    Small Square                                                         

      Good              175   60.00-60.00    60.00                   



   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

                                                                 

0830p   gds  rlc                                                 

 

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