USDA South Dakota Hay 12/06 08:00
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Dec 6, 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. Other kinds of hay
not well compared. Very good demand for dairy quality hay in large
squares, most notably from out of state dairies that were not able to put
up high quality dry hay this year. Only moderate demand for lower
quality round bales as there is a much greater supply. It was very
difficult to put up hay properly this summer which resulted in rained
on hay or hay that wasnt cured fully. The supply of really nice,
high quality large squares of hay is much harder to come by and is
resulting in a market that is very active. Good demand for straw. Few
corn stalks have been baled yet as the ground is muddy and the stalks are
wet. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 300.00. Premium: Large Squares,
250.00; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale. Good to Premium: Large Squares,
240.00. Good: Large Rounds, 150.00, 200.00 delivered. Fair: Large
Squares, 200.00; Large Rounds, 120.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 225.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 230.00.
Grass: Good to Premium: Small Squares, 6.00 per bale. Good: Large
Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 85.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 7.00 per bale, 252.50 per ton;
Large Squares, 225.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Straw: Large Squares, 120.00. Small Squares, 5.50 per bale.
Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 60.00 per ton.
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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