Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Mar 15, 2019    USDA Market News     

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  600    Last Week:  1225    Last Year:  1890      

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic Utility/Fair Alfalfa firm in a light test. 
Due to scarcity and the weather quality is less important than volume. Exporters 
remain long bought on Timothy supplies. Trade slow. Demand excellent as remaining 
supplies are in firm hands. Most interests are waiting for new crop. Retail/Feed 
store not tested this week.  All 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    Comments
    Mid Square                                                            
      Utility/Fair       300  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

  Timothy Grass                                                           
    Mid Square                                                            
      Utility/Fair       300  177.00-177.00  177.00 Del 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. 

   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
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