Sioux Falls, SD Fri Sep 19, 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 and grass hay steady. Demand continues to
be very good for high testing dairy quality alfalfa and higher quality grass, light
to moderate demand for lower qualities. Trading activity has been moderate this past
week, with producers working on 4th cutting alfalfa in the south eastern part of the
state and finishing up 3rd cutting in the north east. Corn silage cutting is in full
swing throughout the entire trade area. Normal temperatures returned this past week
which helped to get hay cured. Forecasted tempertures for next week look to be in the
70's with little to no chances for rain. Producers in the north east part of the state
were hit with patchy frost. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 210.00-250.00; Large Rounds, 180.00-220.00.
Premium: Large Squares, 212.00. Good: Large Squares, 200.00. Fair:
Large Squares, 175.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 225.00; 17 pct 235.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 180.00.
Grass: Premium: Large Squares, 130.00, Delivered to NW IA 140.00; Large
Rounds, 120.00. Good: Large Rounds, 100.00; 95.00 in NE SD. Fair: Large
Squares, 100.00; Large Rounds, in NE SD 85.00.
Millet Hay: Good: Large Rounds, 95.00.
Oat Hay: Large Squares, Delivered to NW IA 110.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Squares, 110.00 Del to the Dairy.
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
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