Montana Hay Report
BL_GR310 
Billings, MT    Fri February 09, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly steady to 5.00 
higher. Demand for Alfalfa is mostly good on light to moderate 
supplies. Hay supplies in Eastern Montana are extremely light 
and cattlemen have begun to look for hay in other parts of the 
state to fill needs. This has helped improve demand throughout 
the state. Straw supplies are very light across the state. 
Ranchers have begun to calve in some locations and with heavy 
snowfall seen across the state, straw usage is high. Limited 
sales were seen again this week on straw, however steady to 
firm undertones were noticed. All prices are dollars per ton 
and FOB unless otherwise noted.

                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, 150.00-155.00
              Premium:  Large squares, 140.00-155.00
                        Large rounds,  140.00-120.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 120.00-150.00       
                        Large rounds,  130.00-155.00
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 115.00-130.00
                        Large rounds,  120.00-140.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, NA   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-115.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA   
                          

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
           

Barley                  Large squares, 50.00-60.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 50.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 50.00
                        Large rounds,  45.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, 45.00-75.00
                             
   
   Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
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 Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the 
western formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can 
affect feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding 
value.  Values based on 100% 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 Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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