USDA South Dakota Hay 08/10 13:45
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Aug 10, 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: On a light reported volume, all classes of
hay were steady. Demand just moderate, good at times for higher feed
value alfalfa suitable for dairies. Third cutting of alfalfa in full
swing. It has been challenging again to put up dry hay as rain over
the weekend and very humid conditions are making for poor curing
conditions. There is an ample supply of lower quality alfalfa due
to these poor haying conditions. Baling of straw happening across the
state as wheat harvest continues. Hot and dry conditions in the west
and central regions of the state, making for better haying weather.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares, 210.00 (6.50
per bale). Good to Premium: Large Squares, 170.00. Good: Large
Squares, 150.00-160.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 130.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 200.00. Good: Large
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 5.00-5.50 per bale. Good: Large
Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00. Utility: Large Rounds,
Cornstalks: No Reported Sales.
Straw: Small Squares, 4.00 per bale.
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
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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