USDA South Dakota Hay 02/14 12:50
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Feb 14, 2020 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News
South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.
Compared to last week: Alfalfa steady to weak. Very good demand
for high quality, high feed value tested hay, only moderate demand
for lower quality hay. Very good demand remains for corn stalks
and straw as supplies of bedding are rather limited. Very cold weather
came back again this week as temps plunged to 20 below and high winds
keeping the need for supplemental feeding high for beef cow operators.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 250.00-300.00. Premium: Large
Squares, 300.00 del.; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale. Good: Large
Squares, 200.00. Fair: Large Squares, 160.00-175.00; Large Rounds,
120.00-150.00. Utility: Large Rounds and Squares, 110.00-130.00, 65.00
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 225.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 230.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 5.00 per bale; Large Squares, 165.00.
Good: Large Squares, 110.00 Western SD. Fair: Large Rounds, 110.00-
120.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 60.00 Western SD.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Small Squares, 7.00 per bale, 252.50 per
ton. Good: Large Squares, 175.00; Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large
Straw: Large Rounds, 40.00 Western SD.
Corn Stalks: No reported sales.
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
Quality ADF NDF RFV TDN-100 pct TDN-90 pct CP
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 WI/MN formula. TDN calculated using the
western formula. 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
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