South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Sep 8, 2017    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Weekly East River South Dakota Hay Market 
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay and straw sold mostly steady.
Demand mostly moderate, as some end users are starting to shift their focus
to corn silage harvest.  3rd cutting of alfalfa has been a challenge to get put
up correctly, as rains and heavy dews overnight that don't burn off till mid-afternoon
has hindered baling.  Some reported having hay that laid in the windrow for close to
two weeks before being suitable to bale.  The Drought Monitor map for this week held
mostly unchanged, with many of the counties along the I-29 Corridor no longer being
shown as in drought status.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 165.00-200.00; Small Squares, 6.00 per bale.
Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00-165.00, Small Lots 60.00 per bale.  Good:  Large
Squares, 145.00-150.00; Large Rounds, 120.00.  Fair:  Large
Squares.  Utility to Fair:  Large Squares, 100.00-115.00.  Utility:
Large Squares, 90.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 160.00; 17 pct 165.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 170.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 150.00.  Good to Premium:
Large Rounds, 120.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 130.00; Small Squares, 5.00 per bale.
Good:  Large Rounds, 120.00 Delivered 60 miles.  Fair:  Large Rounds and
Squares, 90.00-105.00.  Utility to Fair:  Large Rounds, 75.00

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 75.00 out of the field; Large Squares 80.00 out
of the field; 100.00 stacked at the yard.  Large Rounds, 95.00 Delivered
Short Haul.  Small Squares, 4.00 per bale.

   Cornstalks:  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
         Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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