USDA South Dakota Hay 12/13 12:15
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Dec 14, 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, grass hay firm. Good
demand for alfalfa and grass hay, very good demand for dairy quality
large squares and for straw. Best demand is coming from Wisconsin
dairy farms as the supply of alfalfa is very tight there. There is
a more abundant supply of poorer quality hay in round bales in SD.
Straw is in tight supply as are corn stalks as the weather did not
cooperate this fall to make good, dry stalk bales. All hay and straw
sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 300.00. Premium: Large Squares,
215.00; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale. Good: Large Rounds, 150.00,
200.00 delivered. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00. Utility: Large Rounds,
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 225.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 230.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 6.00 per bale. Good: Large Rounds,
140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 7.00 per bale, 252.50 per
ton. Good: Large Squares, 175.00; Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large
Straw: Large Squares, 60.00 per bale. Small Squares, 5.50 per bale.
Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 50.00-60.00 per bale.
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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