Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                       

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 19, 2014    USDA Market News                       



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 





Tons:  11,260    Last Week:  8145    Last Year:  17,657                         

       

     Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to 5.00 

higher in a light test.  Trade remains slow. Demand light with an interest or so 

out of the market.  Timothy for export was steady to firm.  Good demand for 

green 2nd cutting timothy, light demand for brown stem or rained on timothy. 

Retail/Feedstore hay steady to firm.  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                 300  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del                   

      Premium                 150  225.00-225.00  225.00     Export            

                             1500  245.00-245.00  245.00     Tarped            

      Good                    400  185.00-185.00  185.00     Rain Damage       

      Fair/Good              3500  205.00-215.00  209.29     Export            

                             2000  210.00-210.00  210.00     Tarped            



  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 140  260.00-270.00  262.86     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium            120  230.00-250.00  241.67     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                                

    Small Square                                                               

      Premium                 150  250.00-275.00  266.67     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium                2000  220.00-225.00  222.50     Export            

      Good                    500  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            



  Timothy Grass                                                                

    In Windrow                                                                 

      Premium                 500  200.00-200.00  200.00     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               

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

                                                                              

1028p    gds                                                                  

                                                                              

                                                                              

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