Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                              

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 24, 2014    USDA Market News                



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  5590    Last Week:  1080    Last Year:  5726                          

       

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic and export steady to weak in 

a light test. Trade slow this week as rain showers where reported across the 

trade area. Demand light to moderate as some exporters are looking for GMO 

free supplies. Timothy for domestic steady. Retail/Feedstore hay steady. 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                                                           

      Premium/Supreme    2800  235.00-240.00  236.96 Del                   

      Fair/Good           200  180.00-200.00  190.00                       

                          100  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage       

                         1300  185.00-185.00  185.00 Del                   



  Alfalfa                                                                  

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             120  260.00-270.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium        140  230.00-260.00  247.14     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                            

    Small Square                                                           

      Premium             130  250.00-275.00  261.54     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                            

    Large Square                                                           

      Good                800  100.00-105.00  104.38                       



   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

                                                                 

0900p   gds  rlc                                                 

 

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