South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri May 19, 2017    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market 
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

   Compared to last week:  Alfalfa hay sales continue at mostly steady levels.  No
new reported sales of grass.  Majority of old crop hay is sold or contracted for the year,
with end users awaiting new crop to become available.  Bids of 65.00 for grinding quality
alfalfa reported with no interest.  Demand continues to be light as many cattle hvae been
turned out to summer pastures.  Cold and wet weather received across much of the 
eastern half of the state has hampered producers ability to start first cutting.  Reported
rainfalls vary from .5 to 3.5 inches.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:   Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.  Good to Premium: New Crop Large
Squares, 160.00, Delivered to Dairy.  Good:  Large Squares, 145.00.
Fair:  Large Squares, 125.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 90.00; Large Rounds, 85.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 145.00; 17 pct 150.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 155.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 95.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 60.00.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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