South Dakota East River Hay Market
USDA - Fri Oct 06, 1:50PM CDT
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Oct 06, 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:  Alfalfa prices continue to hold at steady levels on very lightly
reported sales this past week.  Demand and interest in Eastern South Dakota moderate at best,
with better demand coming from West River.  Recent large rain falls across much of of the state
in the past week have brought harvest to a near standstill.  All hay and straw sold by the 
ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 200.00.  Premium to Supreme:  Large Squares, 150.00.
Good:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.  Fair:  Large Squares, 120.00; Large Rounds, Old Crop 105.00.
Utility to Fair:  Large Squares & Rounds, 85.00-90.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 165.00; 17 pct 170.00.  Alfalfa Meal: 17 pct 175.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium:  Large Squares, 140.00-150.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 5.00 per bale.  Good:  Large Rounds, Old Crop 130.00.
Fair:  Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00.  Large Rounds, 90.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00 Old Crop
  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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