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USDA Montana Hay                                   03/16 14:30
Billings, MT    Fri March 16, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady.
Hay supplies continue to be very tight across the
state. Many hay producers have opted to buy hay 
out of Idaho and Wyoming again this week as delivered
price for that hay is competitive with locally purchased
hay. Demand was slightly lighter this week as warmer
weather was seen. Delivery on already purchased hay 
is an issue in some locations as extremely muddy or 
slushy conditions are being reported. This is making it 
difficult to get to hay stacks. Straw supplies continue 
to run near zero, however limited sales are seen each 
week. Straw prices sold with higher undertones on very 
light volume. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless 
otherwise noted.

  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, NA
              Premium:  Large squares, 150.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 150.00-175.00       
                        Large rounds,  150.00-165.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00 
                        Small Squares, NA
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 115.00   

Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  150.00-160.00    
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA

   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  145.00-150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA   

Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA

Barley                  Large squares, 90.00-125.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  100.00
                        Small squares, NA

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-125.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 90.00
                        Large rounds,  90.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, NA

Pea/oat/barley Hay:     Large rounds, 115.00
   Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
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.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can 
affect feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.  Values based on 100% 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

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge

1310m    jdk

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