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USDA Rock Valley, IA Hay                           08/17 08:15
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Aug 17, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

Receipts:  84 loads    Last Week:  78 loads    Last Year:  86 loads    

   All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.  One load Small Squares
equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and Large Rounds range from
10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 1 load 152.50.  Good:  Large
Squares, 5 loads 130.00-147.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 127.50-137.50.
Fair:  Large Squares, 2 loads 120.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 14 loads
112.50-125.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 7 loads 102.50-110.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 132.50-145.00.  Good:  Large
Squares, 1 load 130.00; Large Rounds, 12 loads 115.00-127.50.  Fair:
Large Rounds, 17 loads 90.00-110.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load
80.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 132.50.  Fair:
Large Rounds, 2 loads 100.00-112.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load
75.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 82.50-100.00; Large Rounds, 8 loads
72.500-100.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 37.50-50.00.

   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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
         605-372-8350
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_GR310.txt             
         http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage


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