South Dakota East River Hay Market
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri March 15, 2019    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

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

   Compared to last week:  All classes of hay steady on this light 
offering.  Very good demand due to low inventory in Eastern South Dakota.  
Much of the demand coming from South Dakota but also outside the state.  
Warmer weather brought up to 3 inches of rain fall on top of the snow.  
This an accelerated snow melt causing regional flooding due to still 
frozen soil.  Many fields, farm yards, and cattle feedlots affected as 
many are looking towards warmer weather next week for relief.  Area 
flooding also closed several roads, highways, and miles of Interstate.  
This made hay transportation extremely difficult.  Wet yard conditions, 
limited inventory, and problematic transportation means that demand will 
continue to be strong.  All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless 
otherwise noted.

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 225.00; Small Squares, 
210.00.  Premium:  Large Squares, 180.00, 210.00 del.  Good: Large
Rounds, 160.00-170.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 140.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 220.00; 17 pct 230.00.  Alfalfa
Meal: 17 pct 235.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 150.00-175.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Good:  Large Rounds, 140.00-150.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds and Squares, 120.00-140.00 and 40.00 per bale.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 65.00.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 120.00

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: Large Rounds, 125.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 120.00.

  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
         Ross Kotewa, Market Reporter 605-372-8350 

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