Sioux Falls, SD Fri Oct 10, 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, cornstalks
5.00 lower. Demand moderate, with interest picking up for higher quality
grass for starting calves. Dairy quality alfalfa and high quality grass
moderate to good demand, moderate demand for lower quality hay and bedding
materials. Corn and soybean harvest seems to be first and foremost in the
minds of most cattle producers right now, with hay movement light to moderate
across most of the region. Little to no moisture has been received across
the region allowing harvest to go full tilt. Over night lows have been in
the mid 30's to low 40's. Forecast is dry for the next week with day time
temps in the mids 60's and overnights low 40's. All hay and straw sold by
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium/Supreme: Large Squares, 230.00. Good: Large Squares,
180.00; Delivered to the Dairy 165.00-175.00. Fair: Large Squares, 160.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 230.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No Reported Sales.
Grass: Premium: Large Squares and Rounds, 120.00.
Millet Hay: Good: Large Rounds, 90.00.
Bean Stubble: Large Squares, 60.00 New Crop.
Wheat Straw: No reported sales.
Flax Straw: Large Rounds, 20.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 55.00 New Crop.
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