Sioux Falls, SD Wed August 08, 2012 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction for Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
Receipts: 64 Loads Week Ago: 74 Loads Year Ago: 43 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: Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 160.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 155.00-175.00.
Grass: Premium: Large Squares, 2 loads 140.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 140.00-160.00;
Good: Large Rounds, 15 loads 115.00-135.00. Fair: Large Squares, 2 loads 100.00-110.00;
Large Rounds, 14 loads 80.00-105.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 2 loads 165.00-215.00. Good: Large Squares,
1 load 130.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 115.00-120.00.
Oat Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 35.00 per bale; Small Squares, 4 loads 2.60-3.30 per bale.
Wheat Straw: Large Rounds, 3 loads 35.00-39.00 per bale; Small Squares, 1 load 2.75 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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