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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       02/23 11:30
ML_GR310     
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 23, 2018    USDA Market News  

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 
 
Tons:  1740    Last Week:  2865    Last Year:  2100   

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade 
slow this week with moderate to good demand for Dairy hay. Export hay not 
tested this week. 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         300  175.00-175.00  175.00     Tarped            
      Fair           1000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                              
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium          30  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium          80  245.00-255.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                        
    Small Square                                                       
      Premium          30  310.00-310.00  310.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat Straw                                                          
    Mid Square                                                         
      Fair            300   55.00-55.00    55.00                       

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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