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USDA Rock Valley, IA Hay                           02/15 16:00
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Thu Feb 15, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

Receipts:  79 loads    Last Week:  70 loads    Last Year:  97 loads    

   Compared to last week:  All classes traded steady.  All sales FOB Rock 
Valley, Iowa, vicinity.  One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 
tons; Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 145.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 
167.50.  
Good:  Large Squares, 6 loads 122.50-130.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 120.00-
135.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 117.50; Large Rounds, 9 loads 107.50-
117.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 97.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00-
100.00.

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 137.50.  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 
120.00; Small Squares, 1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 13 loads 110.00-125.00.  
Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 90.00-105.00.   Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 
85.00; Small Squares, 1 load 117.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 
1 load 97.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

   Straw: Large Squares, 2 loads 47.50-55.00, damaged; Small Squares, 1 load 
4.50 per bale; Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00-92.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 32.50-45.00, mostly 40.00-45.00.

   Cat Tails: Large Rounds, 1 load 40.00.

   Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
grass)
Quality       ADF      NDF       RFV       TDN-100 pct   TDN-90 pct   CP
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 WI/MN formula.  TDN calculated using the
western formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors
can affect feeding value.  Values based on 100 pct dry matter.

   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

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
         605-372-8350
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_GR310.txt             
         http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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