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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       04/18 11:40
ML_GR310   **Resending with no changes to information**                         
                                
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Apr 18, 2014    USDA Market News              

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  1000    Last Week:  1175    Last Year:  990        
       
   Compared to last week, Fair/Good/ and export Alfalfa steady. Demand 
remains good. Trade remains slow as most interests are waiting on new crop. 
Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard grass steady. Buyer demand good with 
light to moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless 
otherwise stated.                         

                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                                
    Large Square                                                         
      Fair/Good         160  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                        175  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            

  Alfalfa                                                                
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium           160  220.00-250.00  231.25     Retail/Stable     
                        190  240.00-250.00  245.26     Tarped            
      Good/Premium      175  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                          
    Small Square                                                         
      Premium           140  250.00-275.00  263.39     Retail/Stable     

   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_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                                            
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