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USDA Montana Hay 05/17 13:05

USDA Montana Hay                                   05/17 13:05
BL_GR310   
Billings, MT      Fri May 17, 2019    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay in rounds sold mostly 5.00 to 
10.00 lower. Hay sales were light to moderate this week as buyers 
wanting to sell excess hay loads did so at lower money. Alfalfa,
as well as, mixed alfalfa and grass both sold lower as producers 
look to make room for new crop hay. Supplies of hay in rounds have 
moderated some over the last few weeks as producers push to lighten 
supplies. Hay in squares is very difficult to find anywhere in the 
state as hay sales to other states as well as to Canada have exhausted 
most of these supplies. Many ranchers have turned out in the eastern 
and central parts of the state. This will put a damper on hay usage 
going forward. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise 
noted.



                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, NA  
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, 120.00-135.00   
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 105.00-125.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  70.00-80.00
                     Large squares, NA

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA   
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     Small squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-70.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 225.00-240.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 160.00-180.00
           

Barley                Large squares, 40.00-45.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-45.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 35.00-40.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-40.00
                     Large rounds,  NA


                             
   
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
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 Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the western 
formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect 
feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.  
Values based on 100% 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 Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell 
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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