Moses Lake, WA Fri Aug 22, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 16,292 Last Week: 16,265 Last Year: 7047
Compared to last week alfalfa for domestic and export markets steady
to higher. Trade was moderate. Demand was moderate for domestic
supplies but light for exports buyers. 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 1100 230.00-230.00 230.00
2400 235.00-245.00 240.83 Export
Good/Premium 3800 220.00-225.00 220.53
Good 2570 220.00-220.00 220.00
Fair 5200 230.00-230.00 230.00 Heat Damage
Premium 100 275.00-275.00 275.00
Premium 497 250.00-250.00 250.00
Good/Premium 480 210.00-215.00 211.88
Good/Premium 145 220.00-220.00 220.00
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.
Tiffany Smit 503-326-2237 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov