USDA South Dakota Hay 07/19 12:40
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Ju1 19, 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 hay mostly steady after
last weeks decline. Demand remains good for high quality hay of
all classes, straw as well. Demand much more moderate for lower
qualities, especially the rougher hay, grinding type hay. Heavy
rains along with very high dew points plagued hay growers again this
week. This year has been very similar to last year for hay growers
in SE SD as the rains have been so frequent that it has been about
impossible to put up alfalfa hay without getting rain on it. Some
lowland, or just flat fields, have yet to be cut as the ground conditions
are simply too wet. Drier weather in the forecast for next week, along
with lower relative humidity will hopefully allow growers to make some
high quality, dry hay. West River hay producers are busy haying and have
also had to work around the rains. All hay and straw sold by the ton
FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 210.00-220.00, 275.00 del to
Wisconsin. Premium: Large Squares, 200.00. 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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