USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 09/06 11:20
Moses Lake, WA Fri Sep 06, 2019 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 5100 Last Week: 5200 Last Year: 11,250
Compared to last Friday, all grades of Alfalfa dosmetic and export steady.
Timothy not tested this week. Trade slow to moderate this week as export and
dosmetic buyers remain cautious. Demand remains moderate to good on Alfalfa,
light on Timothy as producers are having a hard time getting any firm offers.
producers are cutting 4th. Feed store/retail hay steady. All prices are
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Good 100 195.00-195.00 195.00
2450 190.00-200.00 194.08 Export
Fair 1050 170.00-175.00 172.38 Export
1000 170.00-170.00 170.00 Rain Damage
Good 100 230.00-230.00 230.00 Retail/Stable
Fair 400 90.00-90.00 90.00 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
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
Values based on 100 pct. dry matter. End usage may influence hay price or
more than testing results.
ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; RFV = Relative
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
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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