South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Feb 09, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary 
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

***Effective week of January 1, 2018, Report Name change and the addition
of a Western Region.  ***
South Dakota Hay Summary -

   Compared to last week:  All classes sold steady.  Demand moderate in the 
eastern half of the state with demand getting higher in the western half of the 
state.  The heart of cow/calf country is in a severe drought and the remainder 
of west river considered either abnormal or in moderate drought conditions.  
Depressed milk futures has the dairy industry looking to cheapen up their feed 
costs as much as they can.  Class III Milk Futures are below 15.00 per cwt until 
mid-summer.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted. 

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 190.00, Delivered to WI 225.00; Small 
Squares, 210.00.
Good:  Large Squares, 155.00.  Fair to Good:  Large Rounds, 145.00.  Fair:  
Large Rounds,

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 175.00; 17 pct 180.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 185.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Squares, 185.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Squares, 75.00-85.00 per bale in Small Lots.  Good to 
Large Rounds, 135.00.  Utility to Fair:  Large Rounds, 90.00.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Squares, 110.00-115.00.  Large Rounds, 90.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 45.00, 50.00 del short haul.

West River:
   Alfalfa:  Fair:  Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Grass:  Good to Premium, Large Rounds, 165.00 Del.

   Wheat Straw:  Large Rounds, 95.00 Del.
  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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