USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 07/12 11:20
Moses Lake, WA Fri July 12, 2019 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 10,490 Last Week: 22,350 Last Year: 15,282
Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa and Timothy steady. Higher
grades of Timothy not reported this week. Buyers are committing to Timothy hay
purchases but not committing to a price until it ships. Trade moderate to
this week as export and domestic buyers remain active. Demand remains good.
cuber hay is being hauled out right away while press hay is being wrapped for
take out. Retail/Feed store firm. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the
or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight, commissions
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Premium 2000 195.00-200.00 197.50 Export
Good 3700 180.00-185.00 181.55 Export
1000 180.00-180.00 180.00 Tarped
450 197.00-197.00 197.00 Del Export
Fair 600 185.00-190.00 186.67 Export
Premium 200 240.00-240.00 240.00 Retail/Stable
Good 300 230.00-230.00 230.00 Export
Fair 210 150.00-150.00 150.00 Del Export
Premium 30 270.00-270.00 270.00 Retail/Stable
Utility 2000 30.00-30.00 30.00 Export
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than
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
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
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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