Sioux Falls, SD Wed Apr 04, 2012 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction for Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Receipts: 51 Loads Week Ago: 59 Loads Year Ago: 79 Loads
All prices dollars per ton, except straw, dollars per bale.
One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons;
Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 1 load 210.00. Premium: Large Squares,
1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 170.00. Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads
120.00-140.00. Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 80.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 90.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 15 loads
67.50-85.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 13loads 55.00-65.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Rounds, 3 loads 125.00-145.00. Utility:
Large Rounds, 2 loads 60.00-70.00.
Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 5 loads 12.00-16.00 per bale.
Wheat Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 31.00 per bale; Small Squares, 1 load
Oat Straw: Small Squares, 2 loads 3.10 per bale.
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 formula. 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 value. Values based on 100 pct dry matter. End usage may
influence hay price or value more than testing results.
Grass Hay guidelines
Quality Crude Protein Percent
Premium Over 13
Utility Under 5
Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Erika Sorenson, 515-284-4460 Desm.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pipestone Hay and Straw Auction
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