South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri May 10, 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 steady with very few reported 
sales this week.  Moderate spring weather is slowing improving ground 
conditions but still remain an issue for some. Transportation of hay is 
steadily improving. Demand remains very good for all types of hay and 
bedding.  More rain with slightly higher temperatures expected this 
weekend.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00-210.00.  Good: Large Squares, 
180.00-190.00. Fair:  Large Squares, 150.00-160.00; Large Rounds, 140.00-
165.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 115.00-128.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 235.00; 17 pct 245.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 250.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 150.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 150.00-175.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 110.00; Large Squares 150.00. 

Corn Stalks: No Reported Sales.

  West River:
   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
Good                  9-13
Fair                   5-9
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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