USDA South Dakota Hay 11/15 07:20
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Nov 15, 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 remains steady to firm, especially
for large squares. Demand very good for high quality hay of all kinds,
best demand is for large square bales bound for out of state buyers.
The demand for round bales is much lower as this supply is much more
plentiful. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium to Supreme: Large Squares, 215.00-250.00. Small
Squares, 6.50 per bale. Good: Large Squares, 175.00-225.00. Fair:
Large Squares, 175.00-225.00; Large Rounds, 140.00. Utility to Fair:
Large Squares, 165.00.
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, 200.00-225.00: Large
Sudan Hay: Large Rounds, 65.00, 85.00 delivered.
Straw: Large Squares, 110.00.
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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