USDA South Dakota Hay 01/17 12:55
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Jan 17, 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 hay and grass hay remain firm. Good
demand for all types and qualities of hay and bedding. Very good demand
still exists for high feed value alfalfa, supplies of that type of hay
is limited. Much more plentiful supply of lower feed value hay as it
was so difficult this haying season to make high quality hay. Still
good demand from out of state hay buyers. Snow cover on the ground is
increasing the need for supplemental feeding of beef cows across the
state, along with below zero temps and high winds this week. All hay and
straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 260.00; Small Squares, 6.00 per
bale. Good: Large Squares, 225.00-235.00; Large Rounds, 150.00, 200.00
delivered. Fair: Large Squares, 180.00; Large Rounds, 120.00-150.00.
Utility: Large Rounds and Squares, 120.00-130.00.
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; Large Squares, 160.00.
Good: Large Squares, 110.00 Western SD; Large Rounds, 120.00-140.00. Fair:
Large Rounds, 110.00-120.00.
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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