Sioux Falls, SD Fri Nov 08, 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 pellets steady, grass hay steady.
Very good demand for high relative feed value alfalfa and high quality grass
for starting calves, moderate demand for hay fitting the Fair and Good grades,
light demand for Utility grade hay. High testing, dairy quality hay in limited
supply this year due to untimely large rains which made it difficult to put up
hay of high quality. Light reported sales this week. Corn harvest is wrapping
up and fall fertilizing and tillage is underway. Cattle producers are busy
weaning calves and getting them started in backgrounding lots or marketing them.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium to Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-240.00, 220.00 Delivered.
Good: Large Squares, 200.00; Large Rounds, 190.00 del short haul to dairy.
Fair: Large Squares, 160.00-175.00, Large Rounds, 135.00. Utility to Fair:
Large Rounds, 70.00.
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, 140.00; Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair to Good:
Large Squares, 110.00. Fair: Large Rounds, Delivered Short Haul 110.00.
Millet Hay: Large Rounds, 85.00.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 55.00 New Crop.
Bean Stubble: Large Squares, 70.00 delivered 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
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