Moses Lake, WA Fri Oct 10, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 6000 Last Week: 6445 Last Year: N/A
Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady a light
test. Trade remains slow. Demand light to moderate as some exporters are done
for the season and dairies are doing fall chores. Timothy for export and
domestic use not tested this week due to light demand. 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 700 240.00-245.00 242.86 Export
2000 280.00-280.00 280.00 Del
Premium/Supreme 800 255.00-255.00 255.00 Del
Premium 200 230.00-230.00 230.00 Tarped
Good 400 220.00-220.00 220.00 Export
Utility/Fair 1300 175.00-185.00 184.23 Del Rain Damage
Premium 145 260.00-270.00 265.17 Retail/Stable
Fair/Good 230 230.00-260.00 243.04 Retail/Stable
Premium 225 250.00-275.00 262.78 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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