USDA South Dakota Hay 03/16 13:40
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Mar 16, 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: Hay prices continue to hold at mostly steady levels.
Demand is moderate for the Eastern half of the state, with good demand seen
from West River and neighboring states to the west. Winter weather with
rain is predicted for this weekend. Road conditions have become a concern as
is starting to go out of the ground in some areas. Wet and muddy yards have
some logisitical issues as some bales are freezing to the ground or truckers
concerned about getting stuck when loading or unloading. All hay and straw
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00. Premium: Large Squares,
Large Rounds, 150.00. Good: Large Squares, 155.00. Fair: Large Squares,
Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 90.00-100.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 185.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 135.00; 145.00 Del.
Grass: Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00. Good: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 100.00; 115.00 Del. Large Rounds, 100.00.
Bean Stubble: Large Rounds 40.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 40.00; 55.00 Del.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Rounds, 200.00 Del
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.
Grass: Premium: Large Squares and Rounds, 200.00 Del. Good to Premium:
Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.
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
Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350
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