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USDA - AMS: Lancaster County Daily Hay Report (2019-01-30)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 30, 2019

New Holland, PA    Wed Jan 30, 2019    USDA- Ag Market News
Lancaster Daily Hay Report
Wolgemuth Hay Auction Report - Leola, PA
Auction Report for Wednesday, January 30, 2019
             Alfalfa    Alfalfa/Grass    Grass    Straw/Fodder    Baleage
Load Count:     01            02          08          06             01
Tonnage:       1.27          7.17       31.28       30.57            10 (bales)
            (Last Sale)                                               
             Alfalfa    Alfalfa/Grass    Grass    Straw/Fodder    Baleage
Load Count:     06            20          26          16             06
Tonnage:      29.68        106.49      121.75       59.09            73 (bales)

   Compared to last week, a light supply of hay on offer due to a snow storm. 
Not enough Alfalfa varieties for a market test. Grass hays traded steady to firm
on a very light test. Straw firm and fodder steady on a very light test. Demand 
good. Buyer attendance light. All prices are considered FOB, although a 10 mile 
local delivery is typically provided. Prices reflect various size loads of hay. 
Prices are per ton.
Alfalfa                           Grass Hays (Timothy/Orchard)  
   Large Squares:                   Large Squares:              
      Supreme:   -------------          Premium:   -------------
      Premium: one load 295.00          Good:      240.00-250.00
      Good:      -------------          Fair:    one load 190.00
      Fair:      -------------          Utility:   -------------
   Small Squares:                   Small Squares:              
      Supreme:   -------------          Premium:   -------------
      Premium:   -------------          Good:    one load 240.00
      Good:      -------------          Fair:      190.00-215.00
      Fair:      -------------          Utility:   -------------
Alfalfa/Grass                     Straw                         
   Large Squares: 	            Large Squares/Rounds:       
      Supreme: one load 345.00          Straw:   one load 295.00   Wheat
      Premium:   -------------                   one load 250.00   Barley
      Good:      -------------      Small Squares:              
      Fair:      -------------          Straw:     -------------
   Small Squares:                 Corn Fodder                   
      Supreme:   -------------      Large Squares/Rounds:       
      Premium:   -------------          Fodder:    185.00-190.00   One small load 250.00
      Good:      -------------                   one load 150.00   High Moisture
      Fair:    one load 160.00      Small Squares:              
                                        Fodder:    -------------
Baleage: One load Alfalfa/Grass Mixed 52.00/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      >5022
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

   Grass Hay guidelines
Quality       Crude Protein Percent 
Premium            Over 13
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Hay Quality Designations physical descriptions:

Supreme: Very early maturity, pre bloom, soft fine stemmed, extra 
         leafy.  Factors indicative of very high nutritive content. 
         Hay is excellent color and free of damage.

Premium: Early maturity, i.e., pre-bloom in legumes and pre head in
         grass hays, extra leafy and fine stemmed-factors indicative of
         a high nutritive content.  Hay is green and free of damage.
Good:    Early to average maturity, i.e., early to mid-bloom in legumes
         and early head in grass hays, leafy, fine to medium stemmed,
         free of damage other than slight discoloration.
Fair:    Late maturity, i.e., mid to late-bloom in legumes, head-in 
         grass hays, moderate or below leaf content, and generally 
         coarse stemmed. Hay may show light damage.

Utility: Hay in very late maturity, such as mature seed pods in legumes
         or mature head in grass hays, coarse stemmed. This category
         could include hay discounted due to excessive damage and heavy
         weed content or mold.

Source:  USDA Ag Market News, New Holland-Lancaster County, PA 
         Levi Geyer, OIC / Cell 717-406-7350 
         Kayley Ellis, Market Reporter / Office 717-354-2391 

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