USDA South Dakota Hay 09/13 08:50
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Sep 13, 2019 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 and grass mostly steady, reported
sales still rather limited. Good demand for high quality alfalfa
hay, especially from out of state buyers, demand only moderate for lower
quality hay as this supply is more plentiful due to the persistent summer
rains. Third cutting and baling of alfalfa winding down along with some second
cutting of grass. The weather was not conducive to hay making
this week as very heavy rains fell across a good portion of the state
resulting in flash flooding. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB,
unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 230.00; Small Squares, 6.50 per
bale. Fair to Good: Large Squares, 165.00. Fair: Large Rounds,
120.00-130.00. Utility: Large Rounds and Squares, 100.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 80.00-
110.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 65.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 225.00. Fair: Large
Sudan Grass: Large Rounds, baleage 100.00 delivered.
Straw: Large Rounds, 90.00-100.00. Large Squares, 110.00-120.00.
Alfalfa: No Reported Sales.
Grass: No Reported Sales.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: 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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