Idaho Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Mar 15, 2019    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  4700    Last Week:  525    Last Year:  195  

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic and export Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Trade slow as most supplies have been already sold. Demand remains good especially 
for feeder and higher testing dairy hay. Some out of state reported coming into the 
trade area. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
                      Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                
      Fair/Good       3000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Export  
                      1700  155.00-160.00  155.59     Tarped  

    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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