USDA Idaho Hay 05/17 11:15
Moses Lake, WA Fri May 17, 2013 USDA Market News
Idaho Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 5475 Last Week: 250 Last Year: 3300
Compared to last week, Domestic Alfalfa old crop steady in a light test. New
crop cutting is underway in isolated areas. Trade slow to moderate with
good demand. Retail/feed store/horse not tested this week. Buyer demand good
light to moderate supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless
stated. The quantity of hay stored on farms, sold or unsold in Idaho reported
570,000 tons on May 1, down 19 percent from 2012 but up 104 percent from 2011.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Good 1000 180.00-200.00 190.00
Fair/Good 100 175.00-175.00 175.00
Good/Premium 4000 125.00-130.00 127.50
Good 375 40.00-50.00 47.33
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than
grass), used with visual appearance and intent of sale. Quantitative factors
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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