USDA South Dakota Hay 08/16 06:05
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Aug 16, 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 and grass generally steady on a light
reported volume week. Demand good still for high quality hay of all
classes, straw as well. Demand much more moderate for lower qualities,
especially the rougher grinding type hay as this supply is much more
plentiful. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 210.00. Fair to Good: Large
Squares, 160.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 125.00. Utility: Large Rounds,
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.
Grass: Good: Small Squares, 5.00 per bale. Fair: Large Rounds,
Wheat Hay: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Rye Grass Hay: Large Rounds, 120.00.
Straw: Large Rounds, old crop 120.00. Large Squares, 55.00 per bale.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Squares, 160.00; Small Squares, 6 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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