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Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, March 29, 2012
All prices dollars per ton, except where noted.
All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.
Receipts: 64 loads Week Ago: 45 Loads Year Ago: 76 Loads
One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons;
Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.
***ANNUAL HAY DAY SALE***
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 4 loads 195.00-260.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads
180.00-195.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 250.00-270.00. Premium: Large Squares, 2
loads 160.00-170.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 150.00-170.00. Good: Large Squares,
6 loads 130.00-140.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 120.00-140.00. Fair: Large Rounds,
1 load 117.50.
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 185.00. Good: Large Squares,
2 loads 130.00-140.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 110.00-125.00; Small Squares, 2 loads
130.00-135.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 9 loads 80.00-102.50; Small Squares, 1 load 105.00.
Mixed Alfalfa/Grass: Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 167.50. Good: Large Squares,
3 loads 125.00-135.00; Larege Rounds, 2 loads 130.00-155.00. Fair: Large Squares,
1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 95.00-112.50.
Wheat Straw: Large Rounds, 2 loads 60.00-70.00; Small Squares, 1 load 2.25 per bale.
Oat Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 55.00; Small Squares, 1 load 3.00 per bale.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 2 loads 40.00-42.50.
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
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-IA Dept of Ag Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Erika Sorenson, 515-284-4460 Desm.email@example.com
Rock Valley Hay Auction
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