USDA South Dakota Hay 05/24 10:35
Sioux Falls, SD Fri May 24, 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, all classes of hay fully steady. Very good demand
for all classes of hay and bedding as supply continues to tighten up. Many
cattle producers have turned cattle out on pasture, helping to relieve some
of the pressure on the market. Rain this past week continues to delay spring
planting in some areas. Hay producers are thinking first cutting could be
one to two weeks out yet depending on location. Winter kill is reported as
a problem not only in the eastern areas of South Dakota but also in other
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Rounds, 280.00; Delivered short haul 280.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 16 pct 305.00, 15 pct 295.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 260.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 165.00-220.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 85.00-100.00 delivered.
Wheat Straw: Large Rounds, Delivered short haul 130.00.
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.
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
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 Sorenson, Market News Reporter 605-372-8350
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