USDA South Dakota Hay 05/18 12:35
Sioux Falls, SD Fri May 18, 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: Very limited reported sales of hay and bedding
week, bulk of the reported prices are from two weeks ago. All hay and bedding
continue to sell steady to higher, with limited avaiable supplies. Demand is
very good, with good interest especially from West River and the western
Hay producers are mostly sold out for the year, or have decided to hold onto
they may have available until after 1st cutting is started. Much of the state
moisture to some degree, with totals varying, bringing spring planting to a
halt. Another round
of moisture is forecasted for this weekend and many row-crop farmers are
working as quickly as
possible to get their crops in ahead of another potential rain delay. All hay
and straw sold
by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 180.00. Good: Large Squares,
Large Rounds, 150.00. Fair: Large Squares, 145.00; Large Rounds, 140.00,
Delivered 30 miles
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 185.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 135.00.
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 135.00. Good: Large Rounds, 110.00-130.00.
Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 125.00-135.00; Delivered 30 miles 140.00.
Large Rounds, 80.00-120.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 50.00-70.00.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 185.00 Del.
Straw: Large Rounds 130.00 Del.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 120.00 Del.
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
Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350
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