USDA Idaho Hay 05/18 11:20
Moses Lake, WA Fri May 18, 2018 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1200 Last Week: 500 Last Year: 600
Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa old crop premium weak. No new contracts
for new crop reported this week. Trade slow with good demand. Old crop feeder
hay is getting cleaned up in the trade area. Retail/Feedstore not tested this
According to NASS May 2018 hay stocks in Idaho are 29% higher compared to May
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Premium/Supreme 450 135.00-135.00 135.00 Tarped
Premium 1550 130.00-135.00 133.87 Tarped
Good/Premium 400 130.00-130.00 130.00 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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