South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Sep 6, 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:  Alfalfa and grass mostly steady, reported
sales still rather limited.  Good demand for high quality alfalfa
hay, especially from out of state buyers, demand only moderate for lower
quality hay as this supply is more plentiful due to the persistent summer
rains.  Third cutting and baling of alfalfa winding down along with some second cutting of grass.  Cutting of crops planted into prevented plant
acres is in progress now but again the rains are returning for the
weekend and into the start of next week.  Hay buyers are trying to buy
hay cheaper which has led to a limited amount of hay trading hands
currently.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large Squares, 230.00; Small Squares, 6.50 per
bale.  Fair to Good:  Large Squares, 165.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds,
120.00-130.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds and Squares, 100.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 245.00; 17 pct 250.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 255.00.

   Grass:  Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 80.00-
110.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 65.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 225.00.  Fair:  Large
Squares, 135.00.

   Sudan Grass:  Large Rounds, baleage 100.00 delivered.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 90.00-100.00.  Large Squares, 110.00-120.00.

  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
         Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350 

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