Moses Lake, WA Fri Oct 3, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 6445 Last Week: 10,495 Last Year: N/A
Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to weak in
a light test. Trade remains slow. Demand light to moderate as some exporters
retest previously bought hay for GMO and those stacks failing the GMO tests
are being returned back to the growers. Timothy for export not tested this
week due to light demand. Corn futures prices hit a 5 year low this week.
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
Supreme 550 245.00-245.00 245.00
Premium 1200 225.00-225.00 225.00
Good 1525 210.00-210.00 210.00
660 218.00-225.00 219.70 Tarped
Utility/Fair 1950 185.00-185.00 185.00 Del Rain Damage
Premium 160 260.00-270.00 266.25 Retail/Stable
Good/Premium 225 230.00-260.00 246.67 Retail/Stable
Premium 175 250.00-275.00 264.29 Retail/Stable
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
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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