Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
USDA - Fri Dec 07, 11:33AM CST
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Dec 7, 2018    USDA Market News     

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  11,350    Last Week:  28,600    Last Year:  3100  

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic steady. 
Trade active with good demand as more interest was shown by exporters and feeder 
hay buyers. Exporters are buying fully wrapped hay. Feeder hay is scarce. Larger 
alfalfa farms in Saudi Arabia will not be able to use water for irrigation starting 
in mid-December, according to sources, which has spurred more demand for West Coast 
alfalfa hay. Retail/Feed store firm in a light test.  All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include 
freight, commissions and other expenses. 

                          Tons       Price       Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                      
      Premium/Supreme      800   200.00-210.00   205.31     Tarped  
      Good              10,225   180.00-180.00   180.00     Export  
                           225   150.00-165.00   158.33     Tarped  

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                               
    Small Square                                                    
      Premium              100   260.00-260.00   260.00     Retail/Stable     

  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
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