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USDA Idaho Hay                                     04/18 11:05
ML_GR312                                                                    
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Apr 18, 2014    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  6249    Last Week:  4150    Last Year:  825                              

   Compared to last week, new crop contracts steady in a light test. New 
crop contract hay is selling straight thru rain or shine with no test. 
Premium/Supreme and Fair/Good Alfalfa steady to firm. Trade turned moderate 
this week especially from California buyers and new contracts. Demand remains 
good for all classes especially for high testing supplies. Retail/feed 
store/horse not 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
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Large Square                                                               
      Supreme           250  210.00-220.00  216.00     Tarped            
      Premium/Supreme   333  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          
      Good/Premium      333  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          
                       2500  205.00-205.00  205.00     Rain Damage       
                       1200  197.50-197.50  197.50     Tarped            
      Good              500  205.00-205.00  205.00     Export            
      Fair/Good         333  180.00-180.00  180.00     New Crop          
                        800  160.00-160.00  160.00     Del           

   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/lpsmarketnewspage
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                                 
0900p    gds rlc                                             
    


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