USDA South Dakota Hay 07/10 10:51
Sioux Falls, SD Thu Jul 10, 2020 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News
South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.
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Compared to last week: Alfalfa and grass hay fully steady.
Good to very good demand from dairies looking for high testing alfalfa,
more moderate for other qualities and types of hay. Rain, heavy at times,
fell across many areas of SD that were trying to put up second cutting
of alfalfa. High humidity moved in as well with dewpoints of 70-75
degrees making for very poor curing conditions. More thunderstorms
in the forecast for the weekend. Hot weather remains in the forecast
statewide. Many hay producers making their second alfalfa cutting this
week. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Squares, 225.00. Premium: Large Squares,
180.00. Good: Large Squares and Rounds, 150.00-165.00, 120.00 old crop
Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good: Large Rounds, 100.00-120.00.
Grass: Premium: Small Squares, 5.00-5.50 per bale, 180.00-185.00
per ton. CRP hay, Utility: Large Rounds, 75.00.
Straw: Large Squares, 50.00 per bale.
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
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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