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USDA IA & NE Hay                                   08/16 13:40
WH_GR310  
Kearney, NE    Thu Aug 16, 2018    USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News

Nebraska Hay Summary - Week Ending August 17, 2018

  Compared to last week alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered and dehy 
pellets sold steady.  Demand for dehy pellets and grinding type hay was good 
with light demand for other types of hay. Many producers continue to struggle 
putting up alfalfa and grass hay as Mother Nature continues to throw curve 
balls 
on a daily basis.  Very limited warm and sunshiny days the last couple of 
months 
has made haying somewhat unenjoyable for some producers.  There are acres of 
native meadows that still have a lot of standing water on them and producers 
cant get into them for hay productions.  With the summer rains there has been 
a 
lot of summer hail storms across a large part of the state.  There have been 
some complete losses of row crops, hay fields and pastures in some areas.  Most 
producers have started on third cutting and are hoping they can get it put up 
without additional moisture after cutting.  According to the NASS Nebraska Crop 
Progress and Condition report, pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent 
very 
poor, 5 poor, 15 fair, 61 good, and 16 excellent.  All sales are dollars per 
ton 
FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Fair large squares 140.00. Good large rounds 80.00, 100.00-120.00 
delivered.  Grass Hay: Good large squares 150.00 delivered; Good large rounds 
90.00-110.00. Premium small square bales 160.00-170.00. Cornstalk bales 45.00 
delivered. Dehy Alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 230.00-240.00

Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium round bales 110.00; Good round bales 100.00-105.00. Ground and 
delivered alfalfa 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix 
125.00-130.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 90.00-115.00. Dehy Alfalfa 
pellets 17 percent protein 210.00-220.00.


Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large squares 150.00-160.00; Fair to good large squares 130.00-
140.00; Utility large squares 95.00.  Good round bales 150.00. Straw in large 
square bales 80.00-85.00.  Ground and delivered alfalfa 155.00-185.00. 
Sun-cured 
alfalfa pellets 15 percent protein 230.00. 

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Table 1: Alfalfa guidelines (for domestic livestock use and not more
         than 10% grass)

 Quality     ADF     NDF      *RFV     **TDN-100%   **TDN-90%     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 Wis/Minn formula.
**TDN calculated using the western formula.
   Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect 
feeding value. Values based on 100 % dry matter (TDN showing both 100% & 
90%).  Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of 
Sale (usage).
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Table 2: Grass Hay guidelines

         Quality            Crude Protein Percent
          Premium             Over 13
          Good                   9-13
          Fair                   5-9
          Low                Under 5
  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.
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Hay Quality Designations physical descriptions:

Supreme: Very early maturity, pre bloom, soft fine stemmed, extra 
   leafy.  Factors indicative of very high nutritive content. 
         Hay is excellent color and free of damage.

Premium: Early maturity, i.e., pre-bloom in legumes and pre head in
         grass hays, extra leafy and fine stemmed-factors indicative 
         of a high nutritive content.  Hay is green and free of   
         damage.

Good:    Early to average maturity, i.e., early to mid-bloom in 
         Legumes and early head in grass hays, leafy, fine to medium  
         stems and free of damage other than slight discoloration.
 
Fair:    Late maturity, i.e., mid to late-bloom in legumes, head-in 
         grass hays, moderate or below leaf content, and generally 
         coarse stemmed. Hay may show light damage.

Utility: Hay in very late maturity, such as mature seed pods in 
         Legumes or mature head in grass hays, coarse stemmed. This 
         Category could include hay discounted due to excessive 
         damage and heavy weed content or mold. Defects will be 
         identified in market reports when using this category.
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Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE 
         Lindsay Brunet, Market Reporter (308) 390-5399
         Website: www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/wh_gr310.txt
                  www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
         Email: Thomas.walthers@ams.usda.gov  

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