Sioux Falls, SD Tue Mar 05, 2013 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction for Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013
Receipts: 47 Loads Week Ago: 62 Loads Year Ago: 64 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 Rounds, 3 loads 265.00-290.00. Good:
Large Rounds, 2 loads 220.00-230.00; Small Squares, 1 load 155.00, 5.25
per bale. Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 160.00.
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 14 loads 190.00-230.00, Small Squares,
2 loads 225.00-235.00. Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 170.00-185.00. Fair: Large
Rounds, 2 loads 140.00-155.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 50.00.
Mixed Alfalfa/Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 4 loads 270.00-285.00; Small
Squares, 1 load 215.00.
Wheat Straw: Small Squares, 2 loads 3.60-3.55 per bale.
Oat Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 55.00 per bale. Small Squares, 1 load 3.30 per bale.
Rye Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 38.00 per bale.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 3 loads 44.00-47.00 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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