South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Aug 10, 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:  On a light reported volume, all classes of
hay were steady.  Demand just moderate, good at times for higher feed
value alfalfa suitable for dairies.  Third cutting of alfalfa in full
swing.  It has been challenging again to put up dry hay as rain over
the weekend and very humid conditions are making for poor curing 
conditions.  There is an ample supply of lower quality alfalfa due
to these poor haying conditions.  Baling of straw happening across the
state as wheat harvest continues.  Hot and dry conditions in the west
and central regions of the state, making for better haying weather.
All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 200.00; Small Squares, 210.00 (6.50
per bale).  Good to Premium:  Large Squares, 170.00.  Good:  Large
Squares, 150.00-160.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 130.00.

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

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Small Squares, 200.00.  Good:  Large
Rounds, 150.00. 

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 5.00-5.50 per bale.  Good:  Large
Rounds, 140.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 120.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds,

   Cornstalks:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  Small Squares, 4.00 per bale. 

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
         Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350 

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