USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 12/06 11:20
Moses Lake, WA Fri Dec 6, 2013 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 2620 Last Week: Holiday Last Year: 2687
No trends due to the Thanksgiving holiday last week and market not reported.
Fair and Good Alfalfa steady to firm as hay testing 150 RFV is hard to come by
this year. Demand is improving as cold weather moves in and Japanese interests
are starting to run short of feedstuffs. Retail/Feedstore Alfalfa and Orchard
grass steady. Trade moderate with good demand. All prices are dollars per ton
and FOB unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Range Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 700 240.00-240.00 240.00 Del
Good 460 180.00-180.00 180.00
Fair 500 155.00-155.00 155.00
500 155.00-155.00 155.00 Rain Damage
Premium 200 250.00-270.00 260.00 Retail/Stable
Good 130 220.00-250.00 233.85 Retail/Stable
Premium 130 250.00-275.00 261.54 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
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.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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