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USDA Idaho Hay                                     09/21 11:30
ML_GR312                                                                        
                    
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 21, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  10,900    Last Week:  10,000    Last Year:  3300                         
                   

    Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa for dosmetic and export use steady 
to firm. Higher testing Alfalfa was reported this week. Trade moderate 
to active with moderate to good demand for all grades of Alfalfa. Retail/Feed 
store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                       Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    Comments
Alfalfa                                                                      
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Supreme                 300  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Premium/Supreme        1200  175.00-180.00  177.92                       
      Premium                3500  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            
      Good                   3000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Organic           
      Fair/Good              2000  135.00-135.00  135.00                       
      Fair                    800  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
      Utility                 100   90.00-90.00    90.00     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. 

   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_GR312.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov

                                                                                
   
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