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
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
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
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
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
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