Des Moines, IA Fri Jan 31, 2014 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, January 30, 2014
Receipts: 67 loads Last Week: 66 loads Last Year: 23 loads
Compared to last week: Alfalfa traded mostly lower, grass hay moved at
mostly steady prices. Straw and cornstalk bales traded at generally steady
values on limited supply. Quality consisted of a heaver supply of lower
grade grass hay. Demand was light on moderate offerings. This week’s
offerings consisted of 25.4% Alfalfa; 47.8% Grass; 26.9% Mixed Hay, Straw
and Cornstalks. All prices dollars per ton, except where noted. All sales
FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.
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 180.00. Premium: Large Rounds,
6 loads 140.00-150.00. Good: Large Squares, 3 loads 132.50-140.00; Large
Rounds, 2 loads 130.00. Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 120.00; Large Rounds,
3 loads 115.00-125.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 110.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 4.25 tons 160.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads
130.00-150.00. Good: Large Rounds, 7 loads 117.50-125.00. Fair: Large
Rounds, 12 loads 87.50-105.00. Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 80.00;
Large Rounds 9 loads 50.00-85.00.
Mixed Hay: Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00. Good: Large Rounds,
2 loads 120.00-132.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 95.00
Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 95.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 65.00-75.00.
Oat Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 80.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 8 loads 50.00-52.50.
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 Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
Jodie Pitcock, 515-284-4460 Desm.email@example.com
24 hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
Rock Valley Hay Auction
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