Wyoming, West Nebraska, and SW South Dakota Hay Report
TO_GR310
Greeley, CO    Thu Oct 12, 2017    USDA- CO Dept of Ag Market News

Wyoming, Western Nebraska, and Western South Dakota Hay Report

   Compared to last week, prices were mostly steady with demand moderate to good 
in all regions.  The NASS Wyoming Crop Progress and Condition report for the 
week ending October 8, 2017 stated a reporter from Western Wyoming noted that 
the week started out dry with some producers trying for a third cutting of 
alfalfa, but for many, it has been too wet.  Pasture and range condition rated 7 
percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 33 percent good, and 3 
percent excellent.  Alfalfa third cutting is 73 percent complete.  The NASS 
Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending October 8, 2017 
states that alfalfa fourth cutting was 89 percent complete.  Pasture and range 
condition rated 3 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 34 
percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  The NASS South Dakota Crop Progress and 
Condition Report for the week ending October 8, 2017 states that alfalfa third 
cutting was 85 percent complete.  Pasture and range condition rated 29 percent 
very poor, 25 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 21 percent good, and 1 percent 
excellent.  All prices dollars per ton FOB stack in large square bales and 
rounds, unless otherwise noted.  Most horse hay sold in small squares.  Prices 
are from the most recent reported sales. 

Eastern Wyoming 
  Alfalfa
   Large Squares: Good/Fair 120.00-125.00.
   Round Bales: Good/Fair 120.00-125.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Central and Western Wyoming
  Alfalfa
   Small Squares: Good 135.00 (4.50 per bale).
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay. 

Western Nebraska
  Alfalfa
   Ground and Delivered: 135.00.
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Western South Dakota
   No reported quotes for other classes of hay.

Alfalfa hay guidelines, used with visual appearance and intent of sale:
            ADF     NDF     RFV     TDN-100%    TDN-90%      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 Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the western 
formula. Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect 
feeding value. Values based on 100 percent dry matter.

Source:  USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
         Lindsay Brunet, Market Reporter
         970-353-9750 Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/TO_GR310.txt
         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg

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