USDA South Dakota Hay 04/03 13:33
Sioux Falls, SD Fri Apr 27, 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: Very few reported sales this week. Demand
remains light to moderate. Best demand remains for high testing dairy
quality hay as those supplies are limited. Pressure remains on the lower
quality hay as much market uncertainty exists for cattle producers.
Large offerings at the area hay auctions again this week. All hay and
straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Utility: Large Rounds, 105.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 230.00; 17 pct 235.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 240.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 5.50 per bale.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Premium: Large Squares, 200.00.
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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