Rock Valley Hay Auction
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Thu Mar 08, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Mar 08, 2018

Receipts:  34 loads    Last Week:  74 loads    Last Year:  91 loads    

   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, 1 load 157.50; Large Rounds, 3 loads 152.50-
160.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 140.00-142.50.  Utility: Small Squares, 2 
loads 135.00, 4.25 per bale.  

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 8 loads 135.00-142.50.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 
load 132.50; Small Squares, 1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 125.00-130.00.   

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 155.00.  Fair: Large 
Squares, 1 load 132.50; Small Squares, 1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 
140.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50. 

   Oat Hay: Large Rounds, 1 load 100.00.

   Straw: Large Squares, 1 load 150.00; Small Squares, 1 load 3.50 per bale.  

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 6 loads 45.00-47.50.

   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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