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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 05/17 12:26

USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       05/17 12:26
Moses Lake, WA    Fri May 17, 2019    USDA Market News 

Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report 

Tons:  4675    Last Week:  6050    Last Year:  360     

   Compared to last Friday, all grades of new crop Alfalfa 20.00-30.00 higher. 
Trade slow to moderate. Demand remains good. More new crop is being reported 
week. All reported sales this week are for new crop. Rain showers are in the 
forecast for the next few days making new alfalfa more mature than normal 
in lower RFV tests. Demand good. Retail/Feed store steady.   All prices are 
per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices 
freight, commissions and other expenses.  
                         Tons      Price      Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                          
      Supreme             525  205.00-220.00  205.71                    
      Good/Premium       3500  185.00-185.00  185.00     Export         

    Small Square                                                        
      Supreme             400  240.00-240.00  240.00     Export         
      Premium              25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable  

    In Windrow                                                          
      Supreme             200  125.00-125.00  125.00     Export         

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                   
    Small Square                                                        
      Premium              25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable  
  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
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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