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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                        

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 5, 2014    USDA Market News           



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  2300    Last Week:  Holiday    Last Year:  2620          

      

   No trends due to the Thanksgiving Holiday last week and market not reported. 

Trade slow this week with light demand for export and dairy hay.  Export Timothy 

not tested this week. Retail/Feedstore hay also not tested this week. 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      Wtd Avg   Comments

  Alfalfa                                                                      

    Large Square                                                               

      Premium          1300   230.00-230.00   230.00   Del                   



  Timothy Grass                                                          

    Large Square                                                         

      Fair             1000   100.00-100.00   100.00                       



   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_GR310.txt

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

        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov

                                                                    

0900p   gds   rlc                                                   

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