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.
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
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.
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
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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