Sioux Falls, SD Fri Aug 15, 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 hay steady to 10.00 lower, grass hay
and straw steady. Alfalfa pellets and meal steady. Good demand for dairy
quality alfalfa, light to moderate for lower quality alfalfa, good demand
for high quality grass to start calves on feed, light demand for lower
quality grass hay. Some hay growers were trying to put up third cutting
alfalfa this week but are now having to fight pop-up showers and slow
drying conditions. Temps have been unseasonably cool this week, hay growers
would like to see some heat after the rains received to help the third cutting
come along. Cool, overcast conditions this week with some warmer and more
humid weather forecast for next week. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB,
unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 220.00-240.00; Large Rounds, 200.00 Del short haul. Premium: Large Squares, 200.00 Del short haul; Large Rounds,
190.00 Del short haul. Good: Large Rounds 180.00 in SE SD, 150.00 in NE SD.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 235.00; 17 pct 240.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 120.00. Good: Large Rounds, 100.00. Fair
to Good in NE SD 85.00. Utility to Fair in NE SD 70.00-75.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 110.00 in SE SD, Small Squares, 4.00 per bale.
Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 47.50 Del short haul.
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
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
Values based on 100 pct dry matter. End usage may influence hay price or value
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