USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 12/07 11:35
Moses Lake, WA Fri Dec 7, 2018 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 11,350 Last Week: 28,600 Last Year: 3100
Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic
Trade active with good demand as more interest was shown by exporters and
hay buyers. Exporters are buying fully wrapped hay. Feeder hay is scarce.
alfalfa farms in Saudi Arabia will not be able to use water for irrigation
in mid-December, according to sources, which has spurred more demand for West
alfalfa hay. Retail/Feed store firm in a light test. All prices are dollars
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include
freight, commissions and other expenses.
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Premium/Supreme 800 200.00-210.00 205.31 Tarped
Good 10,225 180.00-180.00 180.00 Export
225 150.00-165.00 158.33 Tarped
Premium 100 260.00-260.00 260.00 Retail/Stable
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than
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
value more than testing results.
ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; RFV =
Relative Feed Value; TDN = Total Digestible nutrients.
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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