Idaho Weekly Hay
ML_GR312
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 10, 2018    USDA Market News 
                             
Idaho Weekly Hay Report      
                    
   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa mostly steady.  Trade and demand moderate.
Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

Tons:  5250    Last Week:  50,500    Last Year:  1800  

                       Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments       
  Alfalfa                                                             
    Mid Square                                                        
      Good/Premium      750  155.00-155.00  155.00                    
      Good             3000  140.00-140.00  140.00                    
                       1500  135.00-135.00  135.00     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. 

   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_GR312.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@ams.usda.gov
                             
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