USDA South Dakota Hay 02/23 14:20
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Feb 23, 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: All classes of hay remain steady.
Light reported volume as demand only moderate this week. More demand
from West River than East River but freight costs are limiting what
cattle producers can pay. More inquiry reported from West River as
hay supplies are much more limited. Dairy operations are struggling
with low milk prices and are looking for ways to reduce their feed
expenses. Snow moved into the area this week but many areas of South
Dakota have had a very open winter which has allowed cattle producers to
stretch their hay supplies. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB,
unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Small Squares, 210.00. Premium: Large Rounds,
150.00. Good to Premium: Large Squares, 140.00. Fair: Large
Squares, 120.00; Large Rounds, 115.00-130.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 185.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 135.00.
Grass: Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 110.00. Large Rounds, 90.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 45.00, 50.00 del short haul.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 200.00 Del.
Grass: Good to Premium, Large Rounds, 165.00 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
Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350
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