South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Mar 09, 2018    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 continue to hold at steady levels.
Demand moderate to good, with best demand seen from West River and farther
west.  Interest is best from West River, WY and MT as cattle producers are
needing to supplement feed due to the deep snow and very cold temperatures.
Demand for bedding materials is very good, as the recent moisture and warmer
temps have degraded yard conditions.  Hay supplies conitnue to tighten, as many
producers are reporting that they are sold out for the year and working on delivering
contracted hay.  A large winter storm moved across most the the state early in the week
dropping anywhere from 2 to 19 inches of snow followed by blizzard like conditions
due to the high winds.  Yards are very soft and muddy creating issues with hauling
hay as well as having to deal with bales that are frozen to the ground.  Depressed
milk futures continue to have dairies focused on buying hay only as they need it.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00-175.00;
Large Rounds, 150.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 155.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 125.00; 
Large Rounds, 120.00-130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 90.00-100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 185.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 135.00.

   Grass:  Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 100.00.  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Bean Stubble:  Large Rounds 40.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 40.00.

West River:
   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares and Rounds, 200.00 Del. Good to Premium:
 Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

  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
         Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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