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Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR310                                                            

Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 9, 2015    USDA Market News              



Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 



Tons:  2600    Last Week:  N/A    Last Year:  2990                          

      

   No trends due to the holidays the last two weeks and market not reported. 

Retail/Feedstore hay not tested this week. All prices are dollars per ton and 

FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

   

                      Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                               

    Large Square                                                        

      Supreme          300  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   

      Premium          700  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            



  Timothy Grass                                                         

    Large Square                                                        

      Fair/Good       1000  105.00-105.00  105.00                       



  Wheat Straw                                                           

    Large Square                                                        

      Fair/Good        600   85.00-85.00    85.00                       



   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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