Moses Lake, WA Fri Oct 17, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1080 Last Week: 6000 Last Year: 3105
Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady a light
test. Trade near standstill this week as rain showers where reported across
the trade area. Demand light to moderate as some exporters are done for the
season while dairies are busy doing fall harvest. 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
Fair/Good 400 220.00-225.00 222.50 Export
200 175.00-175.00 175.00 Rain Damage
Premium 160 260.00-270.00 266.25 Retail/Stable
Good/Premium 90 230.00-260.00 240.00 Retail/Stable
Premium 130 250.00-275.00 263.46 Retail/Stable
Fair 100 100.00-100.00 100.00 Weedy
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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