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USDA South Dakota Hay                              02/14 12:50
SF_GR311  
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Feb 14, 2020    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 steady to weak.  Very good demand
for high quality, high feed value tested hay, only moderate demand
for lower quality hay.  Very good demand remains for corn stalks
and straw as supplies of bedding are rather limited.  Very cold weather
came back again this week as temps plunged to 20 below and high winds
keeping the need for supplemental feeding high for beef cow operators.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 250.00-300.00.  Premium:  Large
Squares, 300.00 del.; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale.  Good:  Large 
Squares, 200.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 160.00-175.00; Large Rounds,
120.00-150.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds and Squares, 110.00-130.00, 65.00
per bale.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 225.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 230.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 5.00 per bale; Large Squares, 165.00.
Good:  Large Squares, 110.00 Western SD.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 110.00-
120.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 60.00 Western SD.

   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
Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 40.00 Western SD.

   Corn Stalks:  No reported sales.

   Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
 grass)

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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350 
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/sf_gr311.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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