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USDA Montana Hay                                   02/14 13:50
BL_GR310  
Billings, MT      Fri Feb 14, 2020    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to the last week: All classes of hay sold fully steady. 
Demand for squares to ship east continues to be mostly good. Hay 
to ship north to Canada continues to be active this week. Supplies
of good or higher quality squares are very light, however utility and
fair hay classes continue to have moderate supplies. Hay in rounds
continue to move on an as need basis. Round supplies remain moderate
to heavy. Straw sold steady on good demand. All prices are dollars 
per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.



Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 175.00-190.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 125.00-150.00
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-125.00, 
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-110.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  125.00-135.00  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00, old crop 60.00
                     Small squares, 160.00
           Utility:  Large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  50.00-70.00
  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  150.00 export
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 130.00 export
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00 
                     Large rounds,  70.00-85.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-75.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 240.00-270.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 160.00-180.00
           
Barley               Large squares, 40.00-45.00
straw:               Large rounds,  40.00-50.00
                     Small squares, NA
                  
Wheat straw:
South central        Large squares, 35.00-45.00 
                     Large rounds,  40.00
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  35.00-45.00
   
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
Supreme     <27     <34     >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     <130      <56         <50.5          <16

   RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the western 
formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect 
feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.  
Values based on 100% dry matter.  End usage may influence hay price or value 
more than testing results.
 
   Grass Hay guidelines
Quality    Crude Protein Percent
Premium          Over 13
Good               9-13
Fair               5- 9
Utility          Under 5

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell 
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

1230m    jk

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