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USDA - AMS: Idaho Weekly Hay (2020-07-17)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 17, 2020

Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 17, 2020    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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Tons:  7050    Last Week:  13,400    Last Year:  22,650 

    Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady. A lack of higher 
testing new crop Alfalfa has increased demand. An abundance of feeder quality 
rained on supplies have put pressure on the market for that commodity. Demand 
good for green testing supplies, light demand for high moisture supplies. Trade 
remains moderate as growers try to harvest now that the rain has stopped. 
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
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Supreme                 250  165.00-165.00  165.00     Export            
      Premium                 300  175.00-175.00  175.00     Organic           
      Good                   2300  135.00-145.00  139.78                       
                             3000  140.00-160.00  150.00     Export            
      Fair                    400  135.00-135.00  135.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                                
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Fair                    800  155.00-155.00  155.00     Rain Damage                                                                             

    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.

Hay Quality Designations physical descriptions:

Supreme: Very early maturity, pre bloom, soft fine stemmed, extra 
         Leafy.  Factors indicative of very high nutritive content. 
         Hay is excellent color and free of damage.

Premium: Early maturity, i.e., pre-bloom in legumes and pre head in
         Grass hays, extra leafy and fine stemmed-factors indicative of
         A high nutritive content.  Hay is green and free of damage.
Good:    Early to average maturity, i.e., early to mid-bloom in legumes
         And early head in grass hays, leafy, fine to medium stemmed,
         Free of damage other than slight discoloration.
Fair:    Late maturity, i.e., mid to late-bloom in legumes, head-in 
         Grass hays, moderate or below leaf content, and generally 
         Coarse stemmed. Hay may show light damage.

Utility: Hay in very late maturity, such as mature seed pods in legumes
         Or mature head in grass hays, coarse stemmed. This category
         Could include hay discounted due to excessive damage and heavy
         Weed content or mold.
Source: USDA Market News, Moses Lake, WA.  
        Greg Sanders 509-393-1343

1459p    gds                                                                               


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