USDA South Dakota Hay 09/14 13:45
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Sep 14, 2018 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News
South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.
Compared to last week: All classes of hay remain steady, few
reported sales however. Demand moderate for alfalfa, good for
high quality grass hay to start calves on feed. 4th cutting of alfalfa
taking place, drier weather finally and lower dew points up until
midweek made for better curing conditions. High humidity returned
on Thursday along with heavy dews and cloudy conditions kept cut hay
from drying quickly. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless
Alfalfa: Premium to Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares,
220.00 (6.50 per bale). Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-170.00. Fair:
Large Squares, 150.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 90.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No reported sales.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale; Large Rounds,
140.00. Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Straw: Large Squares, 120.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale.
Cornstalks: No reported sales.
Alfalfa: No Reported Sales.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No Reported Sales.
Grass: No Reported Sales.
Straw: No Reported Sales.
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
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
Utility Under 5
Source: USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350
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