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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
otherwise noted. 

East River:
   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.

  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
         Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350 

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