USDA Idaho Hay 02/16 11:10
Moses Lake, WA Fri Feb 16, 2018 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 450 Last Week: 900 Last Year: 3275
Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow with
light demand. Idaho dairies continue to rely on previously bought supplies.
Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or
ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Premium 150 125.00-125.00 125.00 Tarped
Good 300 60.00-65.00 60.83
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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