USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 03/15 15:30
Moses Lake, WA Fri Mar 15, 2019 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 600 Last Week: 1225 Last Year: 1890
Compared to last Friday, Domestic Utility/Fair Alfalfa firm in a light test.
Due to scarcity and the weather quality is less important than volume.
remain long bought on Timothy supplies. Trade slow. Demand excellent as
supplies are in firm hands. Most interests are waiting for new crop.
store not tested this week. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or
ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Utility/Fair 300 200.00-200.00 200.00
Utility/Fair 300 177.00-177.00 177.00 Del Tarped
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than
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 <27 <34 >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 <130 <56 <50.5 <16
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
value more than testing results.
ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; RFV =
Relative Feed Value; TDN = Total Digestible nutrients.
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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