Moses Lake, WA Fri Nov 14, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1560 Last Week: 6985 Last Year: 5306
Compared to last week, Alfalfa for domestic use steady in a light test,
as dairies use other feed stuffs for rations. Export hay not tested this week
as exporters face the 2nd week of port slowdown. Also some exporters turning
back Alfalfa that has tested positive for GMO. Trade slow this week as the
first polar vortex of the year hit 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.
Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 100 250.00-250.00 250.00 Tarped
Fair/Good 200 190.00-190.00 190.00
Premium 175 260.00-270.00 264.29 Retail/Stable
Good/Premium 110 230.00-260.00 243.64 Retail/Stable
Premium 125 250.00-275.00 264.00 Retail/Stable
Premium 100 235.00-235.00 235.00 Retail/Stable
Fair/Good 750 60.00-70.00 65.33
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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