USDA South Dakota Hay 11/09 14:45
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Nov 09, 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: Supreme quality alfalfa steady, Grass hay
fully steady. Straw steady. Good demand for all qualities of alfalfa,
very good demand for high quality grass hay. Dairymen continue their
search for hay of quality high enough to be suitable for their rations,
however their poor margins are keeping them from paying more for hay.
As bawling calves move into feedyards the need for high quality grass hay
is high. Crop harvest progressed well this week, with USDA reporting 59%
of corn and 92% of soybeans harvested on Monday. Dry weather allowed more
progress which lead into scattered snow in eastern part of the state. All
hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-240.00; Small Squares,
240.00 (7.00 per bale). Premium: Large Squares, 170.00-200.00, Good:
Large Squares, 170.00. Fair: Large Squares, 130.00-135.00, Large Rounds,
135.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-120.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Squares, 175.00.
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 125.00.
Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Straw: Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale).
Cornstalks: No reported sales.
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 grass)
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
Ross Kotewa 605-372-8350
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