Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
ML_GR310 
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Nov 9, 2018    USDA Market News  

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 
 
Tons:  6950    Last Week:  1235    Last Year:  6470 

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa for export and domestic 
10.00-20.00 higher. Export Timothy 5.00-10.00 higher. Trade moderate with good 
demand as more interest was shown by exporters and feeder hay buyers this week. 
Renewed bullish became apparent this week by both producers and export buyers.  
Retail/Feed store firm.  All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch 
unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good            3200  166.00-180.00  171.33     Export            
      Fair/Good       2000  160.00-170.00  165.00                       

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          200  225.00-230.00  227.50     Retail/Stable     
      Good             100  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                         
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good            1150  170.00-190.00  174.78     Export            
      Fair             300  150.00-160.00  153.33     Export    
 
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
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov

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