Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
ML_GR310                                                   
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 10, 2018    USDA Market News 
                                                           
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report       
        

   Compared to last Friday, Alfalfa and Orchard Grass mostly steady.  
Most producers were busy cutting hay. All prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

Tons:  6000    Last Week:  6400    Last Year:  6207        

                      Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                               
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good            1000  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
                      1200  170.00-170.00  170.00     Tarped            

  Alfalfa                                                               
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          500  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good            2000  170.00-175.00  173.75                       

  Orchard Grass                                                         
    Mid Square                                                          
      Good            1000  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export            

  Orchard Grass                                                         
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium          300  230.00-250.00  236.67                       

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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