Idaho Weekly Hay
ML_GR312
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 14, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  10,000    Last Week:  21,200    Last Year:  11,750 

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa for domestic use steady. Trade moderate to 
active with moderate to good demand for pellet Alfalfa and Wheat Straw. Retail/Feed 
store not tested this week.   Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch 
unless otherwise stated. 
 
                      Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                          
    Mid Square                                                     
      Good            1800  145.00-160.00  153.33                  
                      1000  140.00-140.00  140.00     Tarped       
      Fair             600  120.00-135.00  130.00                  
      Utility         1000  110.00-110.00  110.00                  
                      1000  130.00-130.00  130.00     Organic      
                       200  100.00-100.00  100.00     Rain Damage  

  Timothy Grass                                                    
    Mid Square                                                     
      Good            2300  220.00-235.00  227.17                  

  Oat                                                              
    Mid Square                                                     
      Good             600  100.00-100.00  100.00                  

  Wheat Straw                                                      
    Mid Square                                                     
      Good            1500   60.00-60.00    60.00                  

    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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