Idaho Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 9, 2018    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4900    Last Week:  23,800    Last Year:  6300

   Compared to last Friday, Fair/Good grades of Alfalfa and Oat hay 5.00-10.00 
higher. Trade moderate with good demand especially for Feeder and Oat hay as demand 
exceeds supply at this time of the year. Out of state buyers are also pushing the 
market. 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 
    Mid Square                                        
      Fair/Good        4500   145.00-150.00   145.67  

    Mid Square                                        
           Good         400   110.00-110.00   110.00  

    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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