Des Moines, IA Fri Apr 18, 2014 USDA Dept of Ag Market News
Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, April 17, 2014
Receipts: 66 loads Last Week: 100 loads Last Year: 28
****Yankton Hay Auction below Rock Valley hay prices. ****
Compared to last week: Alfalfa mostly steady to weak. Grass hay moved
2.00-7.00 lower. Straw and cornstalk bales traded mostly steady. Supply
consisted mostly of Good and Fair quality. Demand was moderate for heavy
offerings. This week’s offerings consisted of 21.2% Alfalfa; 39.4% Grass;
39.4% 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: Premium: Large Rounds, 3 loads 145.00-165.00. Good: Large
Squares, 4 loads 120.00-125.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 125.00-140.00.
Utility: Large Rounds, 1 loads 97.50.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 4 tons 190.00-280.00; Large Squares, 1
load 140.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 140.00. Good: Large Rounds, 6 loads
105.00-122.50. Fair: Small Squares, 1.5 tons 95.00; Large Rounds, 9 loads
87.50-100.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 6 loads 75.00-85.00.
Mixed Hay: Good: Large Squares, 1 load 130.00. Fair: Large Squares, 1
load 115.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 115.00.
Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 85.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 22 loads 40.00-50.00.
****Yankton Hay Auction for Wednesday, April 16, 2014****
Receipts: 11 loads Two Weeks Ago: 8 Loads
Compared to previous sale: Market was weak on very limited offering. Next
sale will be April 30, 2014.
Alfalfa: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load
107.50. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 95.00.
Grass: Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 75.000; Large Rounds, 3 loads
Mixed Hay: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 117.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 2
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 1 load 45.00.
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
Jodie Pitcock, 515-284-4460 Desm.firstname.lastname@example.org
24 hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
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