South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Apr 13, 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:  Very light reported sales of alfalfa and grass this
week.  Prices mostly steady.  Demand is good to very good, as very tight hay supplies
combine with wintery weather conditions. South Dakota is experiencing a spring Blizzard,
into the weekend, with forecasted totals varying across the state with totals over 20 inches
in some areas.  Interest is good to very good, as hay supplies are tightening up as we get 
closer to when we normally anticipate new crop being available.   Best demand is seen for 
grinding quality hay and bedding materials.  Very soft field and road conditons have created 
some logistical issues for both loading and delivering hay.  All hay and straw sold by the ton 
FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 180.00.  Good:  Large Squares, 155.00-165.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 140.00.

   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; 185.00 Del to WI.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 135.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 110.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.  

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 125.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00; 55.00-65.00 Del.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 200.00 Del

   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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