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USDA - AMS: South Dakota East River Hay Market (2019-03-08)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - March 8, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD    Fri March 8, 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:  All classes of hay steady to firm.  Very
good demand for all types of hay as the long, very cold winter has caused
cattle to require more forage to maintain their body temperature.  Very
good demand for straw and corn stalks as the need for bedding has been
greatly increased by the recurrent snowstorms.  Supplies of hay are 
tightening across the region with supplies the lowest East River.  There
is also a good demand from out of state buyers where stocks are low as
well.  Another large snowstorm in the forecast for the weekend with
more snow again later in the week.  Cattle producers are looking forward
to more seasonal temps but are concerned about the mud that will come
with it, which is also pushing demand for cornstalks.  All hay and straw
sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 225.00; Small Squares, 
235.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 180.00, 210.00 del.  Good: Large
Rounds, 170.00, 190.00 del.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 140.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 230.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 235.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 150.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00, 150.00 del.

   Straw:  Large Rounds and Squares, 120.00-130.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 65.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 120.00

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

  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
         Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350 

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