Sioux Falls, SD Fri May 23, 2014 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News
Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.
Compared to last week: Alfalfa mostly steady with firmer prices seen in
dairy quality. Grass hay, straw and alfalfa pellets steady. Demand light to
moderate currently as we are nearing new crop alfalfa and cattle being turned out
to pasture. Majority of corn and soybeans have been planted across the eastern
region of the state. First cutting alfalfa is slated to being within a week to 10
days. Warmer temperatures forecast for the weekend and into next week are needed
to get the alfalfa and grass to grow. Buyers of hay are only continuing to buy
hay mostly on an as needed basis. Best demand is seen in dairy quality alfalfa
and wheat straw headed east. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 230.00 Delivered; Large Rounds, 250.00.
Good: Large Squares, 210.00; Large Rounds, 175.00 Delivered. Fair: Large Squares,
175.00; Large Rounds, 160.00 Delivered. Fair to Good: Large Squares, 150.00; Large
Rounds, 130.00. Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: Fair to Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Fair: Large Squares, 160.00 Delivered Short Haul.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 100.00-112.50.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 47.50 Delivered NW Iowa.
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
Quality ADF NDF RFV TDN-100 pct TDN-90 pct CP
Supreme 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
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-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350