Washinton-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Sep 14, 2018    USDA Market News

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 
Tons:  4650    Last Week:  11,250    Last Year:  6300 

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic 4th cutting Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
Other grades not reported this week. Timothy for export steady to weak with a lot 
of product showing defects. Trade slow with light demand for mid-square bales, good 
demand for 2-3 tie bales. High testing Alfalfa is in short supply. Retail/Feed 
store steady. Most producers are paying for the tarping included in the FOB price 
which costs them 15.00/ton.   All prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
ranch unless otherwise stated. 

                      Tons      Price     Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                       
      Good            1300  170.00-175.00  170.38                    

    Small Square                                                     
      Premium          200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable  

  Orchard Grass                                                      
    Small Square                                                     
      Premium          100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable  

  Timothy Grass                                                      
    Mid Square                                                       
      Fair             750  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export         

  Timothy Grass                                                      
    Small Square                                                     
      Premium         1000  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable  
      Fair             300  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable  
      Utility         1000  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export         

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. 

   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
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 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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