USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 09/14 11:05
Moses Lake, WA Fri Sep 14, 2018 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 4650 Last Week: 11,250 Last Year: 6300
Compared to last Friday, Domestic 4th cutting Alfalfa steady in a light
Other grades not reported this week. Timothy for export steady to weak with a
of product showing defects. Trade slow with light demand for mid-square bales,
demand for 2-3 tie bales. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Retail/Feed
store steady. Most producers are paying for the tarping included in the FOB
which costs them 15.00/ton. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm
ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Good 1300 170.00-175.00 170.38
Premium 200 200.00-200.00 200.00 Retail/Stable
Premium 100 200.00-200.00 200.00 Retail/Stable
Fair 750 200.00-200.00 200.00 Export
Premium 1000 240.00-240.00 240.00 Retail/Stable
Fair 300 185.00-185.00 185.00 Retail/Stable
Utility 1000 170.00-170.00 170.00 Export
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
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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