South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Nov 30, 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:  Alfalfa steady on all grades.  Grass hay no
sales reported this week.  Very good demand for all qualities of alfalfa
and grass hay, as well as all forms of bedding.  High quality hay in
light supply due to wet field conditions this summer. Making it difficult
to acquire for dairies who continue to have poor margins. Feedyards
continued to move calves and need high quality grass hay which is
influencing this active market. The South Dakota crop harvest is at 90%
of corn and 100% of soybeans harvested the USDA reported on November
26th. A large area of the state had freezing rain which ended corn stalk
bailing as growers were trying to move bales out of the fields. Cold
weather and snow is predicted this weekend for much of southern South
Dakota which may influence the demand for bedding hay and straw.  All hay
and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Small Squares, 240.00; Large Squares, 
200.00-230.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 155.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 195.00.  

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Squares, 190.00.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
Utility            Under 5

Source:  USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Ross Kotewa 605-372-8350 

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