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USDA Idaho Hay                                     02/15 11:15
ML_GR312                         
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 15, 2019    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  435    Last Week:  800    Last Year:  450 

   Compared to last Friday, Fair/Good Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
slow 
as most supplies have been already sold. Demand remains good especially for 
feeder 
and higher testing dairy hay. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices 
are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                       Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                      
    Mid Square                                                 
      Fair/Good         435  165.00-165.00  165.00     Tarped  

    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. 

   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_GR312.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@usda.gov
                                      
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