Sioux Falls, SD Fri May 04, 2012 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, May 03, 2012
All prices dollars per ton, except where noted.
All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.
Receipts: 43 loads Week Ago: 44 Loads Year Ago: 45 Loads
One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons;
Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 2 loads 200.00-240.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads
180.00-190.00. Premium: Large Squares, 4 loads 150.00-157.50; Large Rounds, 4 loads
155.00-160.00. Good: Large ROunds, 4 loads 140.00-145.00; Small Squares, 2 loads
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 180.00. Good: Large Rounds, 17 loads
125.00-155.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 115.00.
Mixed Alfalfa/Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 135.00-140.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 3 loads 35.00.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock Valley Hay Auction
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