Moses Lake, WA Fri Sep 12, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 8145 Last Week: 9275 Last Year: 11,315
Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export weak in a light test.
Lower grain prices continue to drive the market. Trade remains slow. Demand light
with an interest or so out of the market. 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
Premium 1200 245.00-245.00 245.00 Tarped
Good/Premium 3760 205.00-205.00 205.00 Export
Fair 300 190.00-190.00 190.00 Export
Premium 110 250.00-260.00 254.55 Retail/Stable
Good 250 230.00-250.00 238.00 Retail/Stable
Premium 175 260.00-275.00 268.57 Retail/Stable
Premium 2000 220.00-220.00 220.00 Export
Premium 350 230.00-230.00 230.00 Export
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
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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