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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 01/18 11:10

USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       01/18 11:10
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 18, 2019    USDA Market News    

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  2125    Last Week:  2000    Last Year:  1290  

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of hay steady to firm in a light test. 
Trade slow. Demand remains good for clean green export hay. Remaining supplies 
in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  All prices are dollars 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

                      Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                          
      Fair/Good       1325   200.00-205.00   202.92     Export            
      Fair             800   160.00-170.00   165.63     Tarped        

  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 
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
0900p   gds   rlc

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