Idaho Weekly Hay
ML_GR312                                                 
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 11, 2019    USDA Market News   

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  2450    Last Week:  no report    Last Year:  3025 

   No trends due to the recent holidays and market not reported the last two weeks. 
Trade slow. Demand remains good especially for feeder and higher testing dairy hay. 
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                   Tons       Price         Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Supreme      1400   170.00-190.00     184.29     Tarped   
      Fair/Good    1050   145.00-150.00     147.62     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. 

   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@usda.gov
                                               
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