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USDA South Dakota Hay 08/16 06:05

USDA South Dakota Hay                              08/16 06:05
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Aug 16, 2019    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 and grass generally steady on a light
reported volume week.  Demand good still for high quality hay of all
classes, straw as well.  Demand much more moderate for lower qualities,
especially the rougher grinding type hay as this supply is much more
plentiful.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 210.00.  Fair to Good:  Large 
Squares, 160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds,

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Small Squares, 5.00 per bale.  Fair:  Large Rounds,

   Wheat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Rye Grass Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, old crop 120.00.  Large Squares, 55.00 per bale.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 160.00; Small Squares, 6 per

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales.

   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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