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
Premium 1300 230.00-230.00 230.00 Del
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
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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