Idaho Weekly Hay
ML_GR312       
Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 12, 2019    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

Tons:  8150    Last Week:  10,100    Last Year:  20,630    

   Compared to last Friday, All grades of Alfalfa steady. No Timothy sales were 
reported this week. Buyers are committing to Timothy hay purchases but not 
committing to a price until it ships. Demand remains good especially for pellet 
quality and high testing dairy hay. Retail/Feed store not tested this week. Prices 
are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.  
 
                        Tons       Price       Wt. Avg 
  Alfalfa                                               
    Mid Square                                          
      Premium/Supreme   1050   190.00-190.00   190.00   
      Fair/Good         6500   150.00-150.00   150.00   
      Fair               600   135.00-140.00   137.50   

    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.

Hay Quality Designations physical descriptions:

Supreme: Very early maturity, pre bloom, soft fine stemmed, extra 
         Leafy.  Factors indicative of very high nutritive content. 
         Hay is excellent color and free of damage.

Premium: Early maturity, i.e., pre-bloom in legumes and pre head in
         Grass hays, extra leafy and fine stemmed-factors indicative of
         A high nutritive content.  Hay is green and free of damage.
 
Good:    Early to average maturity, i.e., early to mid-bloom in legumes
         And early head in grass hays, leafy, fine to medium stemmed,
         Free of damage other than slight discoloration.
 
Fair:    Late maturity, i.e., mid to late-bloom in legumes, head-in 
         Grass hays, moderate or below leaf content, and generally 
         Coarse stemmed. Hay may show light damage.

Utility: Hay in very late maturity, such as mature seed pods in legumes
         Or mature head in grass hays, coarse stemmed. This category
         Could include hay discounted due to excessive damage and heavy
         Weed content or mold.
                                            
Source: USDA Market News, Moses Lake, WA.  
        Greg Sanders 509-393-1343 MosesLake.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR312.txt
        http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain
        greg.sanders2@usda.gov

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