USDA Washington & Oregon Hay 01/17 11:40
Moses Lake, WA Fri Jan 17, 2020 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 1800 Last Week: 2100 Last Year: 2125
Compared last Friday, Export Alfalfa steady in a light test. Export Timothy
not tested this week. Demand remains good for No. 1 Premium Dairy and Horse
small bales for export. No 2 Dairy and lesser grades of export Timothy with
remain under pressure. Domestic Timothy weak in a light test. Trade slow this
as most contacts went to the NW Hay expo in Kennewick, WA this week. Demand
light. Feed store/retail steady this week. All prices are dollars per ton and
the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated. Delivered prices include freight,
commissions and other expenses.
Tons Price Wt. Avg Comments
Good 400 200.00-200.00 200.00 Export
Fair 1000 185.00-185.00 185.00 Export
Premium 100 250.00-250.00 250.00 Retail/Stable
Fair 300 110.00-110.00 110.00 Del Weedy
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
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
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