Sioux Falls, SD Fri Dec 12, 2014 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: Alfalfa and grass hay sold fully steady on
light volume this week. Demand and inquiry has eased up with temperatures
above normal this past week. With the snow mostly melted or laying in the
fencelines and ditches, cornstalk fields are open and are being utilized again
for grazing reducing the need for supplemental feeding. Calves are being weaned
and placed into feedlots where high quality grass is in high demand. Demand
continues to be good to very good, with best seen for high quality dairy hay and
grass for starting calves, more moderate demand for lower quality hay. All hay
and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares: 250.00. Premium: Large Squares,
220.00. Good to Premium: Large Rounds, 180.00-190.00 delivered to the dairy.
Fair: Large Rounds, 140.00. Utility to Fair: Large Squares, 120.00.
Utility: Large Squares, 75.00-125.00.
Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets: 15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 230.00. Alfalfa Meal: 17
Grass: Premium: Large Squares, 140.00. Good to Premium: Large Rounds,
120.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00.
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Squares, 180.00.
Millet Hay: Large Rounds, 85.00-90.00.
Wheat Straw: Large Rounds, 100.00 delivered.
Cornstalks: Large Rounds, 55.00.
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
Quality ADF NDF RFV TDN-100 pct TDN-90 pct CP
Supreme 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
RFV calculated using the WI/MN formula. TDN calculated using the western
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
Utility Under 5
Source: USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350