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
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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