USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 11/09 11:15
Moses Lake, WA Fri Nov 9, 2018 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 6950 Last Week: 1235 Last Year: 6470
Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic
10.00-20.00 higher. Export Timothy 5.00-10.00 higher. Trade moderate with good
demand as more interest was shown by exporters and feeder hay buyers this week.
Renewed bullish became apparent this week by both producers and export buyers.
Retail/Feed store firm. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or
unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Good 3200 166.00-180.00 171.33 Export
Fair/Good 2000 160.00-170.00 165.00
Premium 200 225.00-230.00 227.50 Retail/Stable
Good 100 190.00-190.00 190.00 Retail/Stable
Good 1150 170.00-190.00 174.78 Export
Fair 300 150.00-160.00 153.33 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
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
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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