USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 02/23 11:30
Moses Lake, WA Fri Feb 23, 2018 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1740 Last Week: 2865 Last Year: 2100
Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Trade
slow this week with moderate to good demand for Dairy hay. Export hay not
tested this week. Retail/Feedstore steady. All prices are dollars per ton
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 300 175.00-175.00 175.00 Tarped
Fair 1000 145.00-145.00 145.00 Tarped
Premium 30 200.00-200.00 200.00 Retail/Stable
Premium 80 245.00-255.00 250.00 Retail/Stable
Premium 30 310.00-310.00 310.00 Retail/Stable
Fair 300 55.00-55.00 55.00
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.
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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