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USDA South Dakota Hay 01/18 11:45

USDA South Dakota Hay                              01/18 11:45
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Jan 18, 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 steady with lower undertones 
as inventory of high quality hay dwindles.  Good demand for hay with cold 
winter weather and snow returned to the area.  Transportation of hay was 
busy earlier in the week before the winter storms hit, but though finding 
transportation for some loads continues to be an issue.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 225.00; Small Squares, 7.00 per 
bale.  Premium: Large Rounds, 170.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-160.00.  
Fair:  Large Rounds, 130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 205.00; 17 pct 215.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 225.00.

   Grass:  Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds,

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,

   Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00-140.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 50.00-60.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  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
         Ross Kotewa, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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