Moses Lake, WA Fri Dec 19, 2014 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 2660 Last Week: 3100 Last Year: 7884
Compared to last week. Premium and Supreme Alfalfa weak in a light test. Trade
slow this week with light demand for export and feeder hay. Demand is very good
for wheat straw. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. All prices are
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
*This will be the last report for 2014. The next report will be issued Jan 9, 2015.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 100 215.00-215.00 215.00 Tarped
Premium 200 180.00-200.00 190.00
Fair/Good 400 165.00-165.00 165.00
Utility 800 110.00-110.00 110.00 Rain Damage
60 125.00-125.00 125.00 Tarped
Fair/Good 1100 60.00-70.00 64.09
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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