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
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
Premium 400 250.00-260.00 256.25 Retail/Stable
Premium 225 260.00-275.00 268.33 Retail/Stable
Premium 1000 240.00-250.00 245.00 Export
Good 1075 50.00-55.00 54.19
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
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
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