Sioux Falls, SD Fri June 06, 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, grass hay, straw and alfalfa pellets steady.
Demand light to moderate. Most cattle have been turned out to summer pasture which
has reduced the need for hay. Many acres of alfalfa have been cut and producers are
waiting for Mother Nature to provide good drying weather. Alfalfa for haylage and
balage have been getting put up, with very limited reports of dry hay being baled.
Hand to mouth basis appears to be the way most buyers are purchasing hay at this time.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise stated.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 230.00 Delivered; Large Rounds, 250.00.
Premium: Large Squares, 260.00 Delivered to WI. Good: Large Squares, 210.00; Large
Rounds, 175.00 Delivered. Fair: Large Squares, 175.00; Large Rounds, 140.00.
Utility to Fair: Large Squares, 125.00; 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 Rounds, 140.00 Delivered Short Haul.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 100.00-112.50; Large Rounds, 110.00 Delivered.
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