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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       06/15 11:40
ML_GR310
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jun 15, 2018    USDA Market News 
                                                         
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report     
                                                                           

Tons:  6960    Last Week:  7940    Last Year:  3630

Compared to last Friday, new crop export and Alfalfa was steady to firm.  There 
was good demand for the quantity offered. All prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB 
the farm or ranch unless otherwise noted.
     

                     Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Large Square                                                       
      Good            600  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export, Tarped    

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Mid Square                                                         
      Premium         160  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good            900  165.00-185.00  177.22                       

  Timothy Grass                                                        
    Mid Square                                                         
      Premium        4000  260.00-290.00  278.25                       
      Good           1300  155.00-155.00  155.00     Rain Damage       

   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     <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 or 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
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/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                         
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