Idaho Weekly Hay
ML_GR312 
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 9, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  900    Last Week:  1000    Last Year:  8100           

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow with 
light demand. Idaho dairies are relying on previously bought supplies. 
Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. 
 
                  Tons      Price      Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                   
    Mid Square                                              
      Good         300  140.00-140.00  140.00     Export    
      Utility      600  110.00-110.00  110.00               

    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/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                                 
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