Sioux Falls, SD Tue Feb 5, 2013 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction for Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013
Receipts: 64 Loads Week Ago: 44 Loads Year Ago: 81 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 Rounds, 5 loads 275.00-300.00; Large Squares,
1 load 290.00. Premium: Large Rounds, 4 loads 240.00-265.00. Good:
Large Rounds, 2 loads 200.00-205.00.
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 13 loads 180.00-205.00; Small Squares,
2 loads 225.00-250.00. Good: Small Squares, 1 load 185.00; Large Rounds,
15 loads 150.00-175.00. Fair: Small Squares, 1 load 3.40 per bale; Large
Rounds, 3 loads 140.00.
Mixed Alfalfa/Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 3 loads 270.00-285.00.
Good: Large Rounds, 3 loads 200.00-230.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load
Straw: Large Rounds, 2 load 50.00 per bale; Large Squares, 1 load
29.00 per bale; Small Squares, 3 loads 3.65-4.00 per bale.
Bean Straw: Large Rounds, 2 loads 24.00-25.00 per bale.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 4 loads 39.00-45.00 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, Sioux Falls, SD
Pipestone Hay and Straw Auction
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