Moses Lake, WA Fri Dec 19, 2014 USDA Market News
Washington-Oregon (Columbia Basin) Weekly Hay Report
Tons: 8350 Last Week: 10,150 Last Year: 1055
Compared to last week, Premium and Supreme Alfalfa steady in a light
test. Trade slow this week with light to moderate demand for export and dairy
hay. Exporters continue to deal with delays at the ports. Dairies prepare for
a major price adjustment after the 1st of the year. A local dairy processor,
after the first of the year is discounting class 3 milk 1.25/cwt from the CME
price and anything over quota will be discounted another 3.00/cwt.
Retail/Feedstore hay steady in a light test. All prices are dollars per ton
and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
*This will be the last report for 2014. The next report will be issued Jan 9, 2015.
Tons Price Wtd Avg Comments
Supreme 275 210.00-210.00 210.00 Tarped
Premium 1870 205.00-215.00 209.92 Tarped
Good/Premium 225 225.00-225.00 225.00 Tarped
Good 625 200.00-200.00 200.00 Tarped
Fair/Good 125 165.00-165.00 165.00 Rain Damage
Premium 80 260.00-260.00 260.00 Retail/Stable
Fair/Good 500 100.00-100.00 100.00
1000 130.00-130.00 130.00 Tarped
Fair 1200 110.00-110.00 110.00
Fair 1500 115.00-115.00 115.00
Fair/Good 950 80.00-90.00 85.26
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 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
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
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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