USDA South Dakota Hay 06/14 12:45
Sioux Falls, SD Fri June 14, 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: Hay prices stead with very moderate sales
reported. This week saw warmer temperatures and light rain improved
ground conditions and hay transportation. Very good demand for
all types of hay in this active market. Growers are starting to cut and
bale the new hay crop bringing much needed supply stability. Corn
planted in South Dakota at 64% with 34% emerged as of Monday; compared to
99% planted and 92% emerged on the 5 year average. Soybeans planted in
South Dakota at 43% with 11% emerged as of Monday; compared to 93%
planted and 76% emerged on the 5 year average. Pasture and range
condition reported on Monday 19% Excellent, 52% Good, and 24% Fair. Area
temperatures in the mid 70s and light rain expected this weekend and next
weekend. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: New Crop Large Squares, 225.00-250.00. Premium: Old
Crop Large Squares, 220.00. Good: Large Squares, 180.00-190.00. Fair:
Large Squares, 150.00-160.00; Large Rounds, 140.00-170.00. Utility:
Large Rounds, 115.00-128.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 240.00; 17 pct 250.00. Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.
Grass: Good: Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-175.00.
Straw: Large Rounds, 110.00; Large Squares 135.00-150.00.
Corn Stalks: No Reported Sales.
Alfalfa: No Reported Sales.
Grass: No Reported Sales.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: No Reported Sales.
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
Utility Under 5
Source: USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
Ross Kotewa, Market Reporter 605-372-8350
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