USDA South Dakota Hay 03/07 12:05
Sioux Falls, SD Fri March 07, 2014 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: Sales were moderate this week, with dairy quality
alfalfa steady, lower quality alfalfa and grass hay both sold with lower
undertones. Interest has picked up, but buyers are very hesitant to commit
to loads. Local demand for alfalfa, other than very high quality hay, remains
light. Very good demand seen from Wisconsin and areas of Minnesota that
suffered large winter kills on their alfalfa stands last year. Grass hay
demand is light, with some increased interest this past week. Rather open
winter conditions in Southeast SD, NW Iowa and areas of SD west of Sioux Falls
has caused lighter demand for hay this winter. Lower cost of corn in cattle
feeding rations has also caused buyers of hay to balk at offered hay prices.
Temperatures warmed up to more normal levels this week, with 50's forecast by
the end of the weekend. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, load 285.00 delivered in state.
Premium: Large Squares, 250.00. Good: Large Squares, 235.00. Fair to Good:
Large Rounds 170.00-200.00; 160.00 Delivered to NW IA Fair: Large Squares,
150.00-200.00. Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00-150.00; Large Squares,
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 115.00-130.00. Fair to Good: Large Rounds,
Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 75.00.
Mixed Alfalfa Grass: Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 175.00 Delivered to NW
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 110.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 70.00 Delivered Short Haul.
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
Erika Goette, 605-372-8350
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