USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 02/15 11:15
Moses Lake, WA Fri Feb 15, 2019 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 275 Last Week: 975 Last Year: 2865
Compared to last Friday, Domestic and Export Alfalfa firm in a light test.
Trade slow. Inclement weather conditions affecting movement in the trade area.
Dairies are forced to dump milk due to the passes to the west side being closed
most of this past week and processors not being able to ship product due to
inclement weather conditions. Exporters are also facing the same dilemma with
shipping hay containers to the port. High death losses and other injuries
in dairy cows and baby calves. Demand excellent as remaining supplies are in
hands. Retail/Feed store steady. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the
or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Premium 100 250.00-250.00 250.00 Export
Premium 175 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than
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
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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