USDA South Dakota Hay 01/24 13:15
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Jan 24, 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 and grass hay steady. Good
demand for all types and qualities of hay, but demand for the high
quality alfalfa and grass is vastly better than it is for the lower
qualities. Supplies of high quality hay are much more limited.
A severe winter storm moved across the eastern part of the state last
week, bringing half a foot of snow and 50-60 mph winds, along with
temps far below zero. There is a good amount of snow cover across much
of the state, keeping the need for supplemental feeding of beef cows.
Good demand remains for straw and corn stalks. All hay and straw sold by
the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 300.00. Premium: Large Squares,
250.00; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale. Good: Large Squares, 225.00-
235.00. Fair: Large Squares, 180.00; Large Rounds, 120.00-150.00.
Utility: Large Rounds and Squares, 110.00-130.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 225.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 230.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 5.50 per bale; Large Squares, 160.00.
Good: Large Squares, 110.00 Western SD; Large Rounds, 120.00-140.00.
Fair: Large Rounds, 110.00-120.00.
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, 100.00. Small Squares, 5.50 per bale.
Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 50.00-60.00 per bale.
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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