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USDA-BL: Montana Hay Report

Billings, MT - Fri November 10, 2017 - USDA Market News


Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. 
Hay market activity this week was mostly slow with
limited sales seen this week. Very cold and snowy 
conditions were seen early this week. This has some 
ranchers feeding hay as pastures are short and covered 
with snow. This week’s Drought Monitor found improved 
drought conditions across the state as heavy snowfall 
helped improved conditions. All prices are dollars per 
ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, 150.00-155.00
              Premium:  Large squares, 140.00-155.00  
                        Large rounds,  150.00              
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00-155.00       
                        Large rounds,  140.00-175.00
                        Small squares, 140.00-150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00
                        Large rounds,  120.00-150.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 110.00-120.00   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  150.00     
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 125.00-130.00
                        Large rounds,  125.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, 140.00
                        Large rounds,  130.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  115.00; long haul 100.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  105.00   
                          

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
           

Barley                  Large squares, 43.00-50.00;  long haul 40.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 38.00-40.00; long haul 35.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

Wheat hay:              Large rounds, 120.00
                             
   
   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, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

1330m    jdk








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