Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                              

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 29, 2014    USDA Market News                



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  25,005    Last Week:  16,292    Last Year:  8625                          

       

     Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to 30.00 

lower. Trade moderate to active. Demand light to moderate as most of the 

northern 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                                                               

      Supreme                 660  240.00-265.00  246.06 Del                   

      Premium              10,800  200.00-233.00  211.56     Export            

      Good/Premium           4000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

      Good                   2000  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

      Fair/Good              2000  165.00-180.00  172.50     Rain Damage       

                             1600  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 125  250.00-260.00  254.80     Retail/Stable     

      Good                    300  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export            



  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 275  260.00-275.00  268.18     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    500  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                  45  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            

      Good                    500  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            



  Wheat                                                                        

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                   1000   85.00-85.00    85.00 Del                   



  Bluegrass Straw                                                              

    Large Square                                                               

      Utility                 900   50.00-50.00    50.00 Del Old Crop          



  Wheat Straw                                                                  

    Large Square                                                               

      Good                    300   55.00-55.00    55.00                       



   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

                                                                   

0945p   gds  rlc     

                                                                 

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