USDA Idaho Hay 12/14 11:20
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
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
Good/Premium 600 195.00-195.00 195.00 Export
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
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
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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