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USDA Idaho Hay                                     12/14 11:20
ML_GR312   
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 14, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3700    Last Week:  2885    Last Year:  3900 

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade 
slow with good demand especially for export, press, and Feeder Alfalfa as 
demand 
exceeds supply at this time of the year. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                       Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Good/Premium      600  195.00-195.00    195.00     Export       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                 
    Small Square                                                      
      Premium           125  260.00-260.00    260.00     Retail/Stable

  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@ams.usda.gov

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