Idaho Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 24, 2019    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1650    Last Week:  300    Last Year:  4100    

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic old crop Alfalfa firm in a light test. New 
crop sales reported this week. Trade slow. Demand remains good. Rain in the trade 
area has slowed movement with little new crop reported on the ground. More Rain 
showers are in the forecast. Retail/Feed store steady. Prices are dollars per ton 
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
                        Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                          
      Premium/Supreme    500   200.00-200.00   200.00     New Crop      
      Premium            100   200.00-200.00   200.00     Retail/Stable 
                         550   185.00-190.00   189.55     Tarped        
      Fair/Good          500   150.00-150.00   150.00                   

    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. 

   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
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