USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 05/18 11:20
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
State for May 2018 are down 30 % from May in 2017. All prices are dollars per
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 60 200.00-200.00 200.00 Tarped
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
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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