USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 10/12 11:10
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
steady in a light test. Trade slow to moderate with light demand from
more interest was shown from dairies this week. Most exporters reported they
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
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
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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