Idaho Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 19, 2017    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8050    Last Week:  600    Last Year:  3000 

   Compared to last week, domestic Alfalfa steady. Trade moderate with 
good demand for new crop. Some new crop hay was reported with growers paying 
for the tarping. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch 
unless otherwise stated. 
                       Tons      Price     Wtd Avg     Comments
   Mid Square                                                   
     Supreme             50  135.00-135.00  135.00     Tarped   
     Premium/Supreme   8000  150.00-150.00  150.00     New Crop  

    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. 

   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
0915p   gds rlc