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USDA South Dakota Hay                              05/18 12:35
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri May 18, 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:  Very limited reported sales of hay and bedding 
materials this
week, bulk of the reported prices are from two weeks ago.  All hay and bedding 
continue to sell steady to higher, with limited avaiable supplies.  Demand is 
good to 
very good, with good interest especially from West River and the western 
neighboring states.
Hay producers are mostly sold out for the year, or have decided to hold onto 
whatever stocks
they may have available until after 1st cutting is started.  Much of the state 
has received
moisture to some degree, with totals varying, bringing spring planting to a 
halt.  Another round
of moisture is forecasted for this weekend and many row-crop farmers are 
working as quickly as
possible to get their crops in ahead of another potential rain delay. All hay 
and straw sold 
by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 
Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 145.00; Large Rounds, 140.00, 
Delivered 30 miles

   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.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 135.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 110.00-130.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 125.00-135.00; Delivered 30 miles 140.00.  
Large Rounds, 80.00-120.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00-70.00.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 185.00 Del. 

   Straw:  Large Rounds 130.00 Del.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 120.00 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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
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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