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USDA-ML: Idaho Weekly Hay

Moses Lake, WA - Thu Nov 9, 2017 - USDA Market News -


Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  6300    Last Week:  2000    Last Year:  200 

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa steady. Trade slow to moderate with good 
demand especially for higher testing Alfalfa to California interest. 
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                                               
      Supreme             1200   150.00-150.00   150.00    Tarped            
                           200   175.00-175.00   175.00    Very High Testing 
      Premium/Supreme     2200   150.00-150.00   150.00    Tarped            
      Good/Premium        2200   150.00-150.00   150.00    Tarped            
      Good                 500   125.00-125.00   125.00    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@ams.usda.gov
                           
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