Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 19, 2017    USDA Market News 

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  700    Last Week:  2310    Last Year:  19,100  

   Compared to last week, export and domestic Alfalfa steady in a light 
test. Trade slow with good demand as most interests waiting for new crop. 
Some areas have started cutting new crop. Most activity will occur next week. 
Rain showers were reported across most of the trade area at the end of the 
week. Retail/Feedstore not tested. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the 
farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                  Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments
   Mid Square                                             
     Premium       300  110.00-110.00  110.00     Export  
                   100  130.00-130.00  130.00     Tarped  
     Good          100  100.00-100.00  100.00     Tarped  

 Wheat Straw                                              
   Mid Square                                             
     Good          200   55.00-55.00    55.00             

 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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