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USDA Rock Valley, IA Hay                           11/16 16:10
SF_GR310  ***The next available report will be on 11/30/17***
Sioux Falls, SD    Thu Nov 16, 2017    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Receipts:  71 loads    Last Week:  58 loads    Last Year:  66 loads    

   Compared to last week:   All classes sold firmer.  Prices dollars 
per ton, except where noted.  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:  Supreme: Large Squares, 1 load 185.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 
170.00.  
Premium:  Large Squares, 1 load 155.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 147.50-
157.50.  Good: Large Squares, 4 loads 140.00-145.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 
135.00-145.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 3 loads 137.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 
127.50-132.50.  

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 142.50-145.00; Large Rounds, 5 
loads 
140.00-150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 127.50-132.50.  Large Rounds, 13 
loads 125.00-135.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 115.00-122.50.  Utility: 
Large Rounds, 4 loads 95.00-110.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 142.50.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.

   Rye Hay:  None.

   Millet Hay:  None.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load, 97.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 110.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 45.00-55.00.

   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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