Sioux Falls, SD Fri Jul 18, 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 and grass hay steady to firm. Very
good demand for high testing Dairy quality alfalfa and high quality
new crop grass hay, less demand for lower quality alfalfa and year old
grass hay. Dry weather this week, across much of the trade area, made
for ideal haying conditions. Much second cutting and first cutting of
grass hay was made and baled this week. Mild temps and low humidity levels
allowed hay to cure quickly. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 250.00. Premium: Large Squares,
190.00-225.00. Fair: Large Squares, 140.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 240.00; 17 pct 245.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: Premium: Large Squares, 150.00. Good to Premium: Large Rounds,
130.00. Utility to Fair in NE SD 70.00-75.00.
Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 100.00, 110.00 del.
Straw: Large Squares 100.00.
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