Rock Valley Hay Auction
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Apr 21, 2017    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Receipts:  71 loads    Last Week:  83 loads    Last Year:  43 loads    

   Compared to last week:   Higher quality hay sold with firm undertones,
while average to poor quality hay sold mostly steady.  Very light interest
noted for bedding materials.  All sales FOB Rock Valley, Iowa, vicinity.

One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons; Large Squares and 
Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 107.50-110.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 95.00-100.00.
Fair:   Large Squares, 2 loads 85.00; Large Rounds, 17 loads 65.00-87.50.  Utility:  Large 
Squares, 1 load 65.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 40.00-60.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 120.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 80.00-90.00;
Small Squares, 1 load 107.50.  Fair:  Large Squares, 3 loads 75.00-77.50; Large Rounds, 16 loads
57.50-72.50.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 42.50-50.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 1 load 105.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 102.50.  
Fair:  Large Squares, 1 load 70.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 50.00-60.00.

   Oat Hay:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 40.00-42.50.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 3 loads 25.00-32.50.  Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 37.50-40.00.

   Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct
grass)
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 Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
         605-372-8350
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_GR310.txt             
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