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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       05/18 11:20
ML_GR310        
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 18, 2018    USDA Market News      

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 
 
Tons:  360    Last Week:  900    Last Year:  700           

   Compared to last Friday, feeder Alfalfa steady in a light test. Feeder 
hay supplies remain tight. Rain storms throughout the trade area late this week 
delayed harvest of new crop. Due to weather, most interests decided to green 
chop their 1st cutting. All of Mattawa has 1st cutting on the ground. Some 
baled hay reported this week but it had a rain shower. Trade near standstill 
with good demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested. According to NASS hay stocks in 
WA. 
State for May 2018 are down 30 % from May in 2017. All prices are dollars per 
ton 
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Supreme           60  200.00-200.00  200.00     Tarped    

  Alfalfa                                                       
    Small Square                                                
      Good             300  175.00-175.00  175.00     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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