USDA South Dakota Hay 11/27 13:20
Sioux Falls, SD Wed November 27, 2013 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News
Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.
Compared to last week: Few reported sales this holiday shortened week.
Good demand remains for dairy quality hay yet dairies are buying hand
to mouth as other feedstuff costs have come down but the tighter supply of
high quality hay is rather tight keeping the price from softening. Much more
lower quality forages available, especially corn stalks as the weather cleared
long enough last week to allow baling of corn residue to get completed. No
snow cover across the state is allowing cattle to be out on grass or crop
residue fields without the need for any supplemental feeding. All hay and straw
sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise stated.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 260.00. Good to Premium: Large Rounds,
220.00 Delivered Long Haul. Good: Large Squares, 245.00; Large Rounds 200.00.
Fair to Good: Large Rounds, 175.00 Delivered Short Haul. Utility to Fair:
Large Rounds,110.00-150.00; Large Squares, 225.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 255.00; 17 pct 265.00. Alfalfa Meal:
17 pct 268.00.
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00; Large Squares, 180.00 Delivered to NW
Fair: Large Rounds, 130.00, 145.00 delivered. Utility: Large Rounds, 110.00.
Mixed Alfalfa and Grass: No Sales Reported.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 115.00; 125.00 delivered to NW IA.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 60.00-70.00; 55.00 picked up out of the field.
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
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
Values based on 100 pct dry matter. End usage may influence hay price or value
than testing results.
Grass Hay guidelines
Quality Crude Protein Percent
Premium Over 13
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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