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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       11/17 15:07
ML_GR310  
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 17, 2017    USDA Market News 

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

***Note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday next Thursday this report will not 
be issued again until Dec. 1, 2017***
 
Tons:  4635    Last Week:  6470    Last Year:  1500 

   Compared to last week, fair and supreme Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Trade slow to moderate this week. Demand remains good for all grades of 
Alfalfa. Increased demand for feeder hay was noted this week also. 
Retail/Feedstore steady.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm 
or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                     Tons      Price     Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                              
    Mid Square                                                         
      Supreme         100  190.00-190.00  190.00     Tarped            
      Fair            750  135.00-135.00  135.00     Export            
                      250  140.00-140.00  140.00     Tarped            
      Utility        1800  120.00-120.00  120.00     Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium         160  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good            175  215.00-215.00  215.00     Retail/Stable     
                     1100  180.00-180.00  180.00     Tarped            

  Wheat Straw                                                          
    Mid Square                                                         
      Good            300   58.00-58.00    58.00                       

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     <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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