Idaho Weekly Hay
USDA - Fri Dec 07, 11:33AM CST
ML_GR312      
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 7, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  2885    Last Week:  4700    Last Year:  1650  

   Compared last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. 
Trade slow with good demand especially for Feeder and Organic Alfalfa as demand 
exceeds supply at this time of the year. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                   Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                    
    Mid Square                                               
      Premium       725   170.00-170.00   170.00     Export  
      Good          800   160.00-160.00   160.00             
                    235   195.00-195.00   195.00     Organic 
      Fair         1125   160.00-160.00   160.00     Organic 

    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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