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USDA - AMS: Nebraska Weekly Hay Summary (Fri) (2019-07-25)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 25, 2019

WH_GR310  
Kearney, NE    Thu Jul 25, 2019    USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News

Nebraska Hay Summary - Week Ending July 26, 2019

  Compared to last reported market, all reported forages sold steady. 
Demand was mostly light this week. Some producers are buying a load here 
and there as good dry hay becomes available. Ground and delivered 
producers noted itís been really slow this month in shipping out loads of 
hay. Spotty rain showers continue to prevail across the state. 
Note: ďAll sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless 
otherwise noted.Ē


Eastern/Central Nebraska
Alfalfa: Good large rounds 115.00-120.00; Fair large rounds 95.00 
delivered. Alfalfa/grass: Good to Premium large rounds 135.00. Grass Hay: 
Old and new crop Good large rounds 100.00-110.00; Premium small squares 
165.00-170.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 330.00; Organic Dehy 
alfalfa pellets 16 percent protein 375.00; Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 
percent protein 300.00. 

 
Platte Valley area of Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium small squares 175.00, Good large rounds 110.00-120.00. 
Ground and delivered alfalfa 140.00-145.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa-
stubble mix 125.00-135.00. Oat/cane mix ground and delivered 115.00. 
Ground and delivered cornstalks 95.00-110.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 
percent protein 275.00-285.00. 

Western Nebraska
Alfalfa: Premium large squares 175.00-180.00; Good large squares 
135.00-160.00; Fair large rounds 100.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 
153.00-158.00. Straw: large rounds 70.00.  Sun-cured alfalfa pellets 15 
percent protein 250.00-255.00
	
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Table 1: Alfalfa guidelines (for domestic livestock use and not more
         than 10% grass)

 Quality     ADF     NDF      *RFV     **TDN-100%   **TDN-90%     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 Wis/Minn formula.
**TDN calculated using the western formula.
   Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect 
feeding value. Values based on 100 % dry matter (TDN showing both 100% & 
90%).  Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of 
Sale (usage).
=====================================================================
Table 2: Grass Hay guidelines

         Quality            Crude Protein Percent
          Premium             Over 13
          Good                   9-13
          Fair                   5-9
          Low                Under 5

  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.
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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  
         stems and 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. Defects will be 
         identified in market reports when using this category.
=====================================================================

Source:  USDA NE Dept of Ag Market News Service, Kearney, NE 
         Thomas Walthers, OIC (308) 390-5399
         Website: www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/wh_gr310.txt
                  www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
         Email: Thomas.walthers@ams.usda.gov  

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