Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                           

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 26, 2014    USDA Market News             



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  10,495    Last Week:  11,260    Last Year:  5755      

       

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

higher in a light test. Trade remains slow. Demand light to moderate as the 

feed supply in the trade area is abundant. 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. 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             500  255.00-255.00  255.00                       

      Premium/Supreme     560  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

      Good/Premium       2000  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            

      Fair/Good          1500  217.00-217.00  217.00     Export            

                           60  225.00-225.00  225.00     Tarped            

                         2400  224.00-225.00  224.58 Del Export            



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium            1500  230.00-235.00  232.50     Export            

                          100  250.00-270.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium        100  235.00-240.00  237.50     Retail/Stable     

      Fair/Good            50  180.00-180.00  180.00     Weedy             



  Orchard Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             225  250.00-275.00  263.89     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium            1500  220.00-240.00  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 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

                                                                 

0930p   gds  rlc                                                 

 

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