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USDA Montana Hay                                   08/16 14:05
BL_GR310  
Billings, MT      Fri Aug 16, 2019    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last report: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady this week. Good movement
was seen for hay, especially in squares to move to Washington, and Idaho. 
Demand 
was mostly moderate for moderate to heavy offerings. Last Sunday saw a powerful 
storm
across much of the south central portion of the state. Hail as large as 
baseballs 
were reported in some locations. Many portions of the Yellowstone valley saw 
reports 
of widespread crop and forage damage. Luckily, much of 2nd cutting in this 
region was 
already in the stack. Old crop hay continues to sell at slight discounts to new 
crop. 
Demand for grass continues to be good to very good. Much of this demand 
continues to 
come from Canadian buyers. Demand for straw remains good, however sellers are 
still 
haggling over price and no confirmed sales have been made. All prices below are 
new 
crop hay unless otherwise noted. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless 
otherwise 
noted.


                                                    
                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 160.00-165.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-180.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-125.00, old crop 120.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     Small Squares, NA
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 95.00-100.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  145.00  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA

  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  175.00, Export
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 130.00-160.00
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-75.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 240.00-270.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 160.00-180.00
           

Barley                Large squares, NA
straw:                Large rounds,  NA
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA


                             
   
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
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 Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the western 
formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect 
feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.  
Values based on 100% dry matter.  End usage may influence hay price or value 
more than testing results.
 
   Grass Hay guidelines
Quality    Crude Protein Percent
Premium          Over 13
Good               9-13
Fair               5- 9
Utility          Under 5

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell 
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

1330m    jk




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