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USDA Montana Hay                                   10/12 14:55
BL_GR310   
Billings, MT      Fri October 12, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay prices sold mostly steady on limited 
sales. Many producers are trying to get third cuttings finished and have 
been waiting on mother nature to cooperate while others are finished and 
have received rain and/or snow and are waiting to move hay inventories.  
Ranchers have played the waiting game on stocking up for the winter. The 
few sales that occurred were mostly in areas already getting an abundance 
of snow and having enough just in case it continues. Hay movement was 
slow to moderate again this week and prices mostly steady overall. Demand 
for straw remains good as supplies are light to moderate with many 
producers still trying to harvest grain as moisture has slowed progress. 
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Premium:  Large squares, NA    
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, 125.00   
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 95.00-105.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-105.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                     Large squares, NA

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA   
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 125.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 115.00
                     Large rounds,  105.00-110.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, 95.00-105.00


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Small squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  120.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  105.00-110.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  NA
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           

Barley                Large squares, 40.00-45.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-45.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 40.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, 40.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  NA


                             
   
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct 
grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
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 Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the 
western formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors 
can affect feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.  Values based on 100% 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 Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

1348m    bjb




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