Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                        

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 5, 2014    USDA Market News          



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  9275    Last Week:  25,005    Last Year:  9880        

       

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

remains slow. Demand light to moderate. 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. 



                      Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments

  Alfalfa                                                               

    Large Square                                                        

      Supreme           60  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Premium         1500  245.00-245.00  245.00     Tarped            

      Good/Premium    2500  200.00-233.00  219.80     Export            

      Fair/Good       1275  165.00-180.00  172.65     Rain Damage       

                       600  210.00-210.00  210.00     Tarped            

      Utility/Fair    1500  155.00-185.00  170.00 Del                   



  Alfalfa                                                               

    Small Square                                                        

      Premium          600  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            

                        90  250.00-260.00  253.33     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                         

    Small Square                                                        

      Premium           90  260.00-275.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                         

    Large Square                                                        

      Premium          250  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            



  Timothy Grass                                                         

    Small Square                                                        

      Premium           60  260.00-285.00  272.50     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium     600  230.00-230.00  230.00     Export            



  Wheat Straw                                                           

    Large Square                                                        

      Good             150   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

                                                                 

0915p   gds   rlc                                                

                                                                 

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