USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 05/17 11:15
Moses Lake, WA Fri May 17, 2013 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 6715 Last Week: 555 Last Year: 6680
Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme new crop Alfalfa steady. Trade
remains slow to moderate with light to moderate demand. There was an increase
new crop Alfalfa being reported this week as the new season in underway. Export
not tested. Retail/Feedstore steady in a light test. Trade light to moderate
good demand. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.
quantity of hay stored on farms, sold or unsold in Washington was reported to
180,000 tons on May 1, down 22 percent from 2012 and down 49 percent from 2011.
Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments
Premium/Supreme 1450 210.00-220.00 215.17 New Crop
Fair/Good 1300 175.00-185.00 180.38 Old Crop
Premium/Supreme 100 225.00-225.00 225.00 Weedy
Premium 100 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable
Good/Premium 3200 150.00-150.00 150.00
Premium 65 260.00-275.00 268.08 Retail/Stable
Good 500 75.00-75.00 75.00 Retail/Stable
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than
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
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.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
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