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USDA Montana Hay                                   07/25 10:50
BL_GR310
Billings, MT    Fri Jul 25, 2014    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

   Compared to last week:  Lower quality alfalfa, rained on/weedy, hay
steady, higher quality alfalfa steady.  Demand is moderate with most end users 
having adequate pasture still.  Many hay producers are receiving lots of 
interest,
but have not settled on final prices for trades.  Timothy haying in the 
southern 
part of the state is in full swing.  Most producers have finished up 1st 
cutting 
alfalfa and are starting to work on 2nd cutting.  Few new sales reported this 
week.
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.
  
   Alfalfa:  Good:  Small Squares 200.00, Large Squares and Rounds, 150.00-
160.00, 170.00 for Export.  Fair:  Large Squares, weedy 125.00-135.00, 100.00 
in 
Northeastern MT. Utility to Fair:  Large Squares, 100.00 rained on.

   Mix Alfalfa/Grass:  No reported sales.

   Timothy Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, old crop, 180.00.

   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
Good               9-13
Fair               5- 9
Utility          Under 5

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
         Erika Goette, Market Reporter, 605-372-8350
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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