South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Jan 11, 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 steady to higher on all 
grades.  Good demand for hay with above average warm winter weather.  
This weather trend meant that transportation of hay was greatly improved, 
though finding transportation for some loads continues to be an issue.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 220.00-240.00.  Premium: Large 
Squares, 190.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-180.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 
120.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.  

   Grass:  Fair: Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds,

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,

   Straw:  Large Squares, 120.00-140.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 60.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  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
         Ross Kotewa, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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