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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                                

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

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Supreme           100  250.00-250.00  250.00     Tarped            

      Fair/Good         200  190.00-190.00  190.00                       



  Alfalfa                                                                

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium           175  260.00-270.00  264.29     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium      110  230.00-260.00  243.64     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                          

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium           125  250.00-275.00  264.00     Retail/Stable     



  Timothy Grass                                                          

    Small Square                                                         

      Premium           100  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     



  Wheat Straw                                                            

    Large Square                                                         

      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

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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