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USDA - AMS: Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction (Wed) (2019-03-13)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - March 13, 2019

SF_GR314
Sioux Falls, SD    Wed Mar 13, 2019    USDA Dept of Ag Market News

Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction for Tues, Mar 12, 2019

Receipts:  72 loads    Last Auction:  55 loads    Last Year:  59 loads

Prices dollars per ton, expect where noted.  One load Small Squares
equals approximately 3 tons; Large Squares and Large Rounds range from
5-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Small Squares, 2 loads 190.00-220.00; Large
Squares, 1 load 200.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 185.00-205.00.  Good:
Large Rounds, 2 loads 165.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 150.00-
155.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 135.00.

   Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 22 loads 160.00-185.00.  Fair:  Large
Rounds, 4 loads 140.00-155.00.  Utility:  Large, Rounds, 6 loads
100.00-135.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 195.00-200.00.
Good:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 170.00-180.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1
load 125.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 68.00-78.00 per bale.  Small Squares,
1 load 4.70 per bale.

   Millet:  Large Rounds, 1 load 145.00.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 11 loads 30.00-44.00 per bale.

   Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct 
grass)
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 Dept of Ag Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
         605-372-8350
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_GR314.txt             
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage 

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