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USDA Idaho Hay                                     02/23 11:30
ML_GR312   
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 23, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  3030    Last Week:  450    Last Year:  300              

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow to 
moderate with moderate demand. Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                         Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                        
    Mid Square                                                   
      Premium/Supreme     600  170.00-170.00  170.00     Tarped  
      Good/Premium        500  140.00-140.00  140.00     Tarped  
      Fair/Good          1780   90.00-108.00   97.75     Tarped  

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                            
    Mid Square                                                   
      Fair/Good           150  125.00-125.00  125.00     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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