USDA South Dakota Hay 10/12 08:05
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Oct 12, 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 steady to firm. Demand
was better this week, moderate to good, as dairies need high testing
hay and are having difficulty finding it. Good demand for grass hay
as cattle feeders need it to start calves on feed. Improved demand
for corn stalks as the price of grass hay is causing cattle feeders
to look for alternative forages to blend into their rations. Few new
corn stalk bales have been put up yet as little corn has been harvested.
Heavy rain, snow in central and western South Dakota, kept farmers
out of the field this week. Muddy roads and very muddy yards are
making it difficult to load and haul hay. With the muddy feedyard
conditions and fresh weaned calves arriving demand increased this
week for straw and corn stalks. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB,
unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 205.00; Small Squares, 220.00
(6.50 per bale). Premium: Large Squares, 160.00-175.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No reported sales.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale; Large Rounds,
140.00. Good-Premium: Large Rounds, 130.00. Good: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00. Utility-Fair: Large Rounds, 85.00, 107.00
Straw: Large Squares, 115.00; Small Squares, 4.50 per bale.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 50.00, 60.00 Del.
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
Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350
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