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USDA Idaho Hay                                     07/10 11:31
Moses Lake, WA    Fri July 10, 2020    USDA Market News    

Idaho Weekly Hay Report

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Tons:  13,400    Last Week:  1700    Last Year:  8150                           

    Compared to last Friday, domestic New crop Alfalfa steady in a light test. 
lack of higher testing new crop Alfalfa has increased demand. Utility/Fair 
Alfalfa 5.00-10.00 lower. An abundance of feeder quality rained on supplies 
put pressure on the market for that commodity. Demand good for green testing 
supplies, light demand for high moisture supplies. Trade remains slow as 
try to harvest now that the rain has stopped. Retail/Feed store not tested this 
week. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless otherwise 
                       Tons      Price           Wt. Avg    Comments
    Mid Square                                                                 
      Premium                 700  155.00-170.00  159.64                       
      Good                    600  135.00-135.00  135.00                       
                             4700  140.00-140.00  140.00     Export            
      Utility                1000  100.00-100.00  100.00     Excessive Moisture
                             1000  100.00-100.00  100.00 Del Excessive Moisture
      Utility/Fair           5000  120.00-120.00  120.00     Export            
                              400  120.00-120.00  120.00     Weedy   

    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

1459p    gds                                                                    
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