USDA South Dakota Hay 11/17 18:30
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Nov 17, 2017 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News
Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.
Compared to last week: Prices remain steady to firm for all
classes of hay. Demand improved this week to good for all classes.
As calves have been moving into feedyards the demand for high quality
grass hay has increased. There is also demand from Western SD for
lower quality alfalfa or grass hay that would be suitable for beef
cow rations. Corn stalk baling was taking place this week, when the
conditions allowed it. Frosty, damp, and overcast conditions have
hampered progress of stalk baling. All hay and straw sold by the ton
FOB, unless otherwise noted. *** Note: This report will not be released
next week due to the holiday shortened week, next report issued will
be on Dec. 1, 2017.***
Alfalfa: Supreme: Small Squares, 6.50 per bale (220.00 per ton).
Premium: Large Squares, 160.00-185.00; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale.
Good: Large Squares, 150.00-160.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 110.00-135.00,
Large Squares, 110.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 95.00-100.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 170.00; 17 pct 175.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 180.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 150.00. Good: Large
Squares, 125.00-130.00; Large Rounds, 110.00.
Grass: Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 135.00. Good: Large
Squares, 125.00-130.00. Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds,
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 100.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 40.00-50.00, 60.00 Del on a short haul.
Large Rounds, in Northern SD 75.00.
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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