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USDA South Dakota Hay                              12/07 13:50
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Dec 07, 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 steady on all grades.  Grass hay 
not well tested compared to last week.  Very good demand for alfalfa and
grass hay, as well as all forms of bedding.  Dairies continue to have
poor margins making the limited high quality hay they need difficult to
acquire. Feedyards need high quality grass hay for calves, that are being
moved in, which has strong influence on this active market. A large area
of the state had light to heavy snow fall which made for poor feedyard
conditions and is influencing this already active market.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Small Squares, 6.50-7.50 per bale; Large Squares, 
200.00-230.00.  Good: Large Squares, 145.00.  
Fair: Large Squares, 125.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.  

   Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 150.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.

  West River:
   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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Ross Kotewa 605-372-8350 

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