USDA Montana Hay 03/07 10:00
Billings, MT Fri Mar 07, 2014 USDA Market News
Weekly Montana Hay Report
Compared to last week: Sales continue to be on a very limited basis
across the state. Demand is fairly light with most local buyers only
hay on an as needed basis. Inquiry has picked up in the last week from the
market, however best interest continues to come from the out of state markets.
Warmer temperatures created melting conditions this past week and has caused
flooding in parts of the state. Central MT received rain Thursday. All prices
are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 200.00. Good to Premium: Large Squares,
170.00; Small Squares, 200.00. Fair to Good: Large Squares, 100.00-130.00.
Mix Alfalfa/Grass: No Reported Sales.
Timothy Grass: Premium: Small Squares 225.00-240.00. Fair to Good: Small
180.00. Fair: Small Squares, 150.00. Utility to Fair: Small Squares,
Grass: Fair: Large Rounds and Squares, 100.00-110.00 in the NE.
Barley Straw: No Reported Sales.
Wheat Straw: No Reported Sales.
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
Fair 5- 9
Utility Under 5
Source: USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
Erika Goette, 605-372-8350
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