Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 11, 2019    USDA Market News         

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  2000    Last Week:  no report    Last Year:  2625          

   No trends due to the recent holidays and market not reported the last two weeks. 
Trade slow. Demand remains good for clean green export hay. Remaining supplies are 
in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

                       Tons      Price       Wt. Avg   Comments
    Mid Square                                                           
      Fair/Good        2000   200.00-205.00  202.50    Export   

  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
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