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USDA Idaho Hay 05/17 12:26

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

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  300    Last Week:  110,650    Last Year:  2400  

   Compared to last Friday, Domestic old crop Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
new crop sales reported this week. Trade slow. Demand remains good. Retail/Feed 
store not tested this week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or 
unless otherwise stated.  
                       Tons      Price      Wt. Avg 
    Mid Square                                       
      Premium           300  170.00-170.00  170.00   

    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. 

   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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