Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
ML_GR310    
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Feb 9, 2018    USDA Market News     

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 
 
Tons:  3510    Last Week:  2250    Last Year:  1265           

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa steady in a light test. Trade slow this 
week with moderate demand. Demand remains good for feeder hay as more and 
more producers are getting sold out of old crop. Retail/Feedstore not tested 
this week.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless 
otherwise stated. 

                    Tons      Price     Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                   
    Mid Square                                              
      Premium        500  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export  
                     500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Tarped  
      Fair          1410  145.00-152.00  146.04     Export  
                    1100  135.00-140.00  138.64     Tarped  

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. 

   ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; RFV = 
Relative Feed Value; TDN = Total Digestible nutrients. 

   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_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                                    
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