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USDA Idaho Hay                                     05/18 11:20
ML_GR312      
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 18, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1200    Last Week:  500    Last Year:  600  

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa old crop premium weak. No new contracts 
for new crop reported this week. Trade slow with good demand. Old crop feeder 
hay is getting cleaned up in the trade area. Retail/Feedstore not tested this 
week.  
According to NASS May 2018 hay stocks in Idaho are 29% higher compared to May 
2017. 
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                         Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                         
    Mid Square                                                    
      Premium/Supreme     450  135.00-135.00  135.00     Tarped   
      Premium            1550  130.00-135.00  133.87     Tarped   
      Good/Premium        400  130.00-130.00  130.00     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@ams.usda.gov
                                                   
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