Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 24, 2019    USDA Market News    

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  2800    Last Week:  4675    Last Year:  6200     

   Compared to last Friday, Supreme non rained on new crop Alfalfa 5.00-10.00 
higher. Trade slow to moderate. Demand remains good. Dairies are aggressive for 
quality new crop. Rain showers are in the forecast for the next few days making new 
alfalfa more mature than normal resulting in lower RFV tests. All reported sales 
this week is for new crop. Retail/Feed store steady.   All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
                     Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                      
      Supreme        1400   225.00-230.00   228.57     New Crop     
      Premium        1350   230.00-230.00   230.00     Export       

    Small Square                                                    
      Premium          50   240.00-240.00   240.00     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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