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USDA Idaho Hay                                     11/17 15:07
ML_GR312      
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 17, 2017    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

***Note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday next Thursday this report will not 
be issued again until Dec. 1, 2017***

Tons:  1000    Last Week:  6300    Last Year:  4800 

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady. Trade very slow with good demand 
especially for higher testing Alfalfa to California interest. Retail/Feedstore 
not tested.  Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless 
otherwise stated. 
 
                   Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                  
    Mid Square                                                             
      Utility      1000  100.00-100.00  100.00     Weedy    

   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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