Des Moines, IA Fri Feb 08, 2013 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, February 07, 2013
All prices dollars per ton, except where noted.
All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.
Receipts: 71 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, 1 load 275.00; Large Rounds,
9 loads 280.00-305.00; Premium: Small Squares, 2 loads 250.00; Large
Rounds, 10 loads 240.00-265.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 1 load 260.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads
210.00-236.00; Good: Large Rounds, 9 loads 170.00-200.00; Fair: Large
Rounds, 5 loads 140.00-157.50.
Mixed Hay: Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 250.00-260.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 19 loads 75.00-90.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 2 loads 105.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 2
Winter Wheat Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 140.00.
Unharvested Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 170.00.
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 Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
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