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USDA Montana Hay 03/15 13:00

USDA Montana Hay                                   03/15 13:00
BL_GR310   
Billings, MT      Fri March 15, 2019    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold steady. Demand 
for squares to ship out of the state is very good. 
Supplies of hay in squares continue to tighten. Demand
for hay in rounds is moderate with sales continuing to 
move at steady money. Warmer weather is in the forecast
and many hope the weather has turned the corner, however
there is still almost 2 months of feeding before grass
time. Straw continues to move at steady prices. Straw 
sales were light to moderate this week. Wet conditions 
and excessive snow melt will continue to keep ranchers
using straw supplies. All prices are dollars per ton and 
FOB unless otherwise noted.

                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                     Large squares, 150.00 
                     Large rounds,  110.00
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00  
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Large squares, 120.00-135.00   
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, NA
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 105.00-125.00
                     Large rounds,  85.00-115.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-140.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     Large squares, 80.00-120.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA   
                     Small squares, 180.00
                     Large squares, 125.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-115.00
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 120.00-130.00
           Utility:  Large squares, 70.00-90.00


Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 200.00
           Good:     Small squares, 185.00
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 125.00
                     Large rounds,  90.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 130.00
           Utility:  Large rounds,  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, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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