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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       10/12 11:10
ML_GR310 
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 12, 2018    USDA Market News 

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 
 
Tons:  2600    Last Week:  5070    Last Year:  8500 

   Compared to last Friday, domestic and export 3rd, 4th and 5th cutting 
Alfalfa 
steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate with light demand from 
exporters, 
more interest was shown from dairies this week. Most exporters reported they 
were 
off the market this week. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Retail/Feed 
store not tested this week.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                     Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                     
    Mid Square                                                
      Supreme        1200  200.00-200.00  200.00              
      Premium        1000  185.00-185.00  185.00              
      Utility         400  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export   

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. 

   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
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_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                            
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