Moses Lake, WA Fri Oct 31, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 7230 Last Week: 5590 Last Year: 5860
Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic use steady in a light test.
Export hay not tested this week. Trade slow this week as rain showers were
wide spread across the trade area. Demand light to moderate as some exporters
are looking for guaranteed GMO free supplies. Timothy for domestic use steady.
Export Timothy not tested this week. 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
Premium/Supreme 2000 235.00-240.00 237.00 Del
Fair/Good 2000 170.00-180.00 175.00 Rain Damage
Premium 90 260.00-270.00 264.44 Retail/Stable
Good/Premium 95 230.00-260.00 245.79 Retail/Stable
Premium 95 250.00-275.00 264.47 Retail/Stable
Fair/Good 950 100.00-105.00 102.37
Fair/Good 2000 60.00-70.00 65.00
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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