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USDA South Dakota Hay                              07/31 10:26
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Jul 24, 2020    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary 
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

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   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa and grass hay fully steady.
Demand moderate overall, best demand is currently from dairies that
are in need of high testing alfalfa.  The first cutting of alfalfa
this year was put up very nice, suitable for dairy hay.  Second 
cutting was very difficult to put up high quality hay.  Heavy rains
fell after the hay was laid down and then the southeast wind blew
and brought up the high humidity.  Dew points in the 70s kept the hay 
wet and would not allow it to cure which resulted in poor quality hay.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 225.00.  Premium:  Large Squares,
180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 135.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 5.00-5.50 per bale, 180.00-185.00
per ton; Large Rounds, Timothy 120.00.

   Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00.

   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
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 

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