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USDA Montana Hay                                   04/03 13:33
BL_GR310  
Billings, MT      Fri April 03, 2020    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to the last week: All classes of hay sold steady. Demand was light 
to moderate again this week. Market activity was mostly slow. Hay continues
to move from previous sales. Very few new sales occurred this week. Ranchers
and dairies are nervous about current market conditions and are reluctant to 
buy hay. Limited sales were on an as need basis. Supplies remain light for high
quality hay in squares, light to moderate for feeder quality hay in squares
and moderate to heavy for all hay in rounds. 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, 130.00-150.00
                     Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-120.00, 
                     Large rounds,  80.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  50.00-70.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-100.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00-135.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00
                     Small squares, 160.00
           Utility:  Large squares, 90.00
                     Large rounds,  70.00-80.00
  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  130.00
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 125.00
                     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, 210.00-240.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 150.00-180.00
           
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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