Sioux Falls, SD Fri Oct 17, 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 remain steady on a
light reported volume. Very good demand for high quality, high relative
feed value alfalfa, much less demand for rained on, lower quality hay.
Very good demand for high quality grass hay as the fall calf run is in full
swing and calves are arriving in yards to be started on feed. Soybean
harvest nearing completion, corn harvest just getting started along and
south of I-90, meaning farmers are busy and haven’t really thought much
about buying hay yet. Corn harvest north of the interstate still very
slow as the lack of heat in August and a cool September really hampered
natural drying conditions. Very little corn stalk baling has occurred yet
as corn harvest is so slow to start. 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.
Utility: Large Squares, 90.00.
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
Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350