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USDA South Dakota Hay                              06/15 11:30
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Jun 15, 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:  Alfalfa continues to hold at mostly steady levels.  
Demand mostly moderate,
as many acres of 1st cutting hay has been put up.  Interest has been lighter 
this past week.  Hay
producers are reporting that 1st cutting tonnage varied across the state, from 
normal production levels
to about 2/3 of normal.  The northern half of the state is in need of some 
moisture, especially after
this past week's high temps and strong winds continued to exacerbate already 
dry conditions.  The 
US Drought Monitor released on Thursday shows 43 percent of the state 
experiencing some level of drought
conditons, with almost 4 percent in Severe Drought (D2).  The worst area is 
around the Aberdeen area. 
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares, 200.00.  Good to 
Premium:  Large Squares, 
New Crop 160.00-175.00.  Fair to Good:  Large Squares 150.00.  Fair:  Large 
Rounds 125.00-135.00, 
Delivered 150.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 180.00; 17 pct 185.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 190.00.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00.  Fair to Good:  Large 
Rounds, Deliverd 135.00. 

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Wheat Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 60.00. 

West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, Delivered 120.00.


   Alfalfa Baleage:  Premium to Supreme: Large Squares Delivered to the Dairy 
$160 per ton 
on a Dry Matter Basis (includes wrapping) New Crop.

  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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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