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USDA Idaho Hay                                     08/14 10:00
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Aug 09, 2019    USDA  Ag Market News 
Idaho Weekly Hay Report                                                 
***Note: Due to scheduling conflicts this report will not be issued again until 
Aug. 23, 2019.***

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa steady. Alfalfa testing 
over 185 RFV is hard to find due to weather conditions. Prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
Tons:  5800    Last Week:  9900    Last Year:  5250                     

                      Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments   
    Large Square                                                 
      Good            1800  125.00-125.00  125.00                
                      2000  145.00-145.00  145.00     Export, pressed
                      1000  155.00-155.00  155.00     Dairy      

  Timothy Grass                                                  
    Large Square                                                 
      Good            1000  140.00-140.00  140.00                

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 
Value.  Values based on 100 pct. dry matter. End usage may influence hay 
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.

Hay Quality Designations physical descriptions:

Supreme: Very early maturity, pre bloom, soft fine stemmed, extra 
         Leafy.  Factors indicative of very high nutritive content. 
         Hay is excellent color and free of damage.

Premium: Early maturity, i.e., pre-bloom in legumes and pre head in
         Grass hays, extra leafy and fine stemmed-factors indicative of
         A high nutritive content.  Hay is green and free of damage.
Good:    Early to average maturity, i.e., early to mid-bloom in legumes
         And early head in grass hays, leafy, fine to medium stemmed,
         Free of damage other than slight discoloration.
Fair:    Late maturity, i.e., mid to late-bloom in legumes, head-in 
         Grass hays, moderate or below leaf content, and generally 
         Coarse stemmed. Hay may show light damage.

Utility: Hay in very late maturity, such as mature seed pods in legumes
         Or mature head in grass hays, coarse stemmed. This category
         Could include hay discounted due to excessive damage and heavy
         Weed content or mold.
Source: USDA Market News, Moses Lake, WA.  
        Greg Sanders 509-393-1343 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
0900p   cam   rlc

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