USDA Idaho Hay 03/16 11:05
Moses Lake, WA Fri Mar 16, 2018 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 195 Last Week: 760 Last Year: 1600
Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Export hay has
mostly been cleaned up until new crop. Trade near standstill this week with
moderate demand. Best demand remains from CA buyers. Some interest was noted
for feeder hay from eastern interests but no confirmed sales reported.
Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm
or ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Fair 75 110.00-110.00 110.00
120 110.00-110.00 110.00 Tarped
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.
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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