USDA South Dakota Hay 02/15 12:45
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Feb 15, 2019 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: Alfalfa and grass steady as high quality hay
supplies lessened. Sub-arctic winter weather and snow experienced the
area in the past weeks meant hay was met with very good demand for hay.
Transportation was impacted again by cold weather and snow making moving
hay difficult. Weather will return to winter normal winter temperatures,
with some snow mixed in, will help with a much-needed break for the area.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-230.00. Premium: Large
Rounds, 170.00-190.00. Good: Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00. Fair: Large
Rounds, 120.00-130.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 205.00; 17 pct 215.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 225.00.
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 130.00-150.00. Fair: Large Rounds,
105.00-120.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 175.00. Good: Large
Rounds, 135.00-150.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Straw: Small Squares, 4.00-5.00 per bale; Large Rounds, 100.00; Large
Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 34.00 per bale, 50.00-60.00 per ton.
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
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, Market Reporter 605-372-8350
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