USDA Idaho Hay 12/06 11:20
Moses Lake, WA Fri Dec 6, 2013 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 8000 Last Week: Holiday Last Year: 6075
No trends due to the Thanksgiving holiday last week and market not reported.
Good and Fair Alfalfa steady. Trade moderate with moderate demand for Premium
and Supreme. Light demand for Good and Fair Alfalfa. Retail/feed store/horse
tested this week. Buyer demand good with light to moderate supplies. All prices
are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 2000 180.00-200.00 190.00
Premium 2000 170.00-190.00 180.00
Good 2000 160.00-170.00 165.00
2000 150.00-160.00 155.00 Rain Damage
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
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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