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USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 01/18 11:10

USDA Washington & Oregon Hay                       01/18 11:10
ML_GR310                                                
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 
are 
in firm hands. Retail/Feed store not tested this week.  All prices are dollars 
per 
ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  

                      Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
  Alfalfa                                                               
    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 
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
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR310.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@usda.gov
                                     
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