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USDA Idaho Hay                                     10/12 11:10
ML_GR312 
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Oct 12, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4500    Last Week:  19,100    Last Year:  9700 

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady. Trade slow to 
moderate for press and Premium/Supreme hay, moderate for all other grades. 
Demand remains good for feeder and press hay so far exceeding supply. 
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                                                     
      Premium/Supreme    1100  150.00-180.00  166.36     Tarped    
      Premium             400  145.00-145.00  145.00     Tarped    
      Fair               1000  125.00-140.00  132.50               
      Utility/Fair       1000  100.00-120.00  110.00               

  Timothy Grass                                                    
    Mid Square                                                     
      Utility/Fair       1000  160.00-160.00  160.00               

    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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