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Idaho Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR312                                                         

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 12, 2014    USDA Market News    



Idaho Weekly Hay Report



Tons:  3100    Last Week:  3000    Last Year:  8260              



   Compared to last week. Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady in a light test. 

Trade slow this week with light demand for export and feeder hay. Due to the 

mild winter so far most stock cows in the trade area are still out grazing. 

Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. All prices are dollars 

per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

   

                        Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme            500  280.00-280.00  280.00     Organic           

      Premium/Supreme   1000  235.00-235.00  235.00     Tarped            

      Utility/Fair       200  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

                         400  130.00-130.00  130.00     Tarped            



  Wheat Straw                                                             

    Large Square                                                          

      Fair/Good         1000   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

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_GR312.txt

        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov

                                                                    

0900p   gds rlc                                                     



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