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USDA-ML: Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay

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


Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  6470    Last Week:  900    Last Year:  4500 

   Compared to last week, Premium/Supreme Alfalfa firm in a light test, 
other grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady. Trade slow to moderate this week. 
Demand remains good for all grades of Alfalfa. Increase demand for feeder hay 
was noted this week also. Retail/Feedstore steady.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons       Price       Wtd Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                       
    Mid Square                                                  
      Supreme          200   192.00-192.00   192.00     Tarped  
      Good            1100   145.00-145.00   145.00     Export  
                      3000   140.00-140.00   140.00     Tarped  
      Fair             320   132.00-132.00   132.00     Export  
      Utility          600   110.00-120.00   111.67             

  Alfalfa                                                       
    Small Square                                                
      Premium          200   260.00-260.00   260.00     Retail/Stable 
      Good             200   215.00-215.00   215.00     Retail/Stable 

  Timothy Grass                                                  
    Mid Square                                                   
      Fair             550   170.00-170.00   170.00     Export   

  Wheat Straw                                                    
    Mid Square                                                   
      Good             300    68.00-68.00     68.00              

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. 

   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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