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USDA Idaho Hay 01/18 11:15

USDA Idaho Hay                                     01/18 11:15
Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 18, 2019    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  1900    Last Week:  2450    Last Year:  1430 

   Compared to last Friday, Supreme and good Alfalfa steady to firm in a light 
test. Trade slow. Demand remains good especially for feeder and higher testing 
dairy hay. Supplies remain scarce. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. 
are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
                   Tons      Price        Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                    
      Supreme       800   170.00-190.00   178.75     Tarped       
      Good          600   150.00-160.00   156.25     Tarped       
      Utility       500   140.00-140.00   140.00     Rain Damage  

    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. 

   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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