Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                 

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 7, 2014    USDA Market News                   



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  6985    Last Week:  7230    Last Year:  5940                           

       

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic use 5.00-10.00 lower in a light 

test, as dairies use other feedstuffs for rations. Export hay not tested this week 

as fears of a west coast port shutdown by longshoreman whose labor contract ended 

last July is slowing export trade. Trade sources are already reporting work 

slowdowns at Washington ports. Trade slow this week as rain showers were wide 

spread across the trade area. 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

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme           600  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   

      Fair/Good         300  170.00-170.00  170.00     Rain Damage       

                       2900  185.00-185.00  185.00 Del                   



  Alfalfa                                                                

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium            75  260.00-270.00  266.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good               80  230.00-260.00  246.88     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                          

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium            95  250.00-270.00  260.53     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                          

    Large Square                                                         

      Fair/Good         310  100.00-105.00  102.58                       



  Wheat Straw                                                            

    Large Square                                                         

      Good             1725   60.00-70.00    65.07                       

                        900   92.00-93.00    92.50 Del                   



   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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