Rock Valley Hay Auction
USDA - Fri Jan 11, 8:50AM CST
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Jan 11, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Jan 10, 2018

Receipts:  79 loads    Last Week:  55 loads    Last Year:  70 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:  Premium: Large Rounds, 5 loads 150.00-165.00; Large Squares, 1 load 170.00.  Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 135.00-147.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 15 loads 120.00-132.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 110.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 7 loads 150.00-170.00; Large Squares, 1 load 180.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 140.00-147.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 13 loads, 120.00-137.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 100.00.

   Alfalfa / Grass Mix: Good:  Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 13 loads, 120.00-135.00; Large Squares, 1 load 130.00.

   Bean Stubble: Large Rounds, 1 load 75.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 87.50-125.00; Large Squares, 2 loads 80.00-107.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 55.00-65.00.

   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             
         http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage


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