USDA South Dakota Hay 10/11 10:05
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Oct 11, 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 hay steady to firm, grass not well
tested. Very good demand for alfalfa in large square bales from out
of state buyers, demand more moderate from in state buyers. Warm, drying
weather early in the week was replaced with more rain East River and
substantial snow in Western and Central SD. The weather has not been
cooperative for cutting and baling of cover crops again this week.
Supply of dairy quality hay, especially in a large square bale, is rather
limited, much more plentiful supply of large round bales of lower quality
hay. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium to Supreme: Large Squares, 235.00-250.00.
Premium: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares, 6.50 per bale. Good:
Large Squares, 225.00. Fair: Large Squares, 175.00; Large Rounds,
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 235.00; 17 pct 240.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 245.00.
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 85.00.
Utility: Large Rounds, 65.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 180.00.
Straw: Large Squares and Rounds, 130.00; Small Squares, 5.00 per
Alfalfa: No Reported Sales.
Grass: No Reported Sales.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: 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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