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
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
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
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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