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USDA - AMS: Wyoming Weekly Hay Summary (2020-06-11)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - June 11, 2020

TO_GR310
Torrington, WY    Thu Jun 11, 2020   USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming Hay Summary - Week ending June 12, 2020

   Compared to last week old crop baled hay, alfalfa cubes and sun-cured 
pellets steady on a thin test. Several contacts said they have had 
several inquires from prospective customers. Tonnage reports on the 
Eastern side of the state is roughly half of last year’s first cutting in 
some fields. Some of the decrease is due to late frost, hail and weevil 
infestation. Some producers in the Western areas have sprayed for the 
bugs and will be starting to cut alfalfa in the near future. “All prices 
are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn unless otherwise noted.” 

Eastern Wyoming 
Alfalfa: Old crop good large squares 135.00-150.00. Sun-cured alfalfa 
pellets 15 percent protein 255.00. 
   
Western Wyoming
Alfalfa: Premium small squares 210.00 Alfalfa/Orchard grass: Premium 
small squares 170.00-185.00. Certified weed seed free alfalfa 
cubes bulk 260.00, 50 lbs bags 300.00. 

==================================================================
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.
=====================================================================
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 WY Dept of Ag Market News Service, Torrington, WY
         Thomas Walthers, OIC (308) 390-5399
         Website: www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/TO_GR310.txt
                  www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage
         Email: Thomas.walthers@ams.usda.gov 

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