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USDA Idaho Hay                                     08/17 09:10
ML_GR312
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 17, 2018    USDA Market News 
                           
Idaho Weekly Hay Report    
                           
   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa mostly steady.  Trade and demand moderate.
Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

Tons:  7500    Last Week:  5250    Last Year:  17,857 

                         Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments   
  Alfalfa                                                           
    Large Square                                                    
      Premium             500  145.00-145.00  145.00                
                         3000  140.00-140.00  140.00     Export     
      Good/Premium       4000  135.00-135.00  135.00     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      
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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