Sioux Falls, SD Fri June 27, 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: Few comparable sales of alfalfa steady to weak.
Moderate demand for hay currently, good demand for straw. A drier week of
weather allowed hay growers to finish their first cutting, yet high humidity
levels have made drying and curing difficult. There looks to be a good
supply of Utility Alfalfa that will be sold for grinding and mixing into
feedlot rations as much hay was cut and laying in a windrow when the big rains
came last week. Grass hay growers are looking to make a cutting next week
when the forecast looks more favorable for putting up hay without rain on it.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Good: Large Squares, 180.00-200.00. Utility: Large Squares
and Rounds, 80.00-90.00 Del.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 240.00; 17 pct 245.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: No reported sales.
Wheat Hay: Large Squares, 125.00 delivered.
Straw: Large Squares, 120.00.
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
Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350