Rock Valley Hay Auction
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Oct 12, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

Receipts:  69 loads    Last Week:  74 loads    Last Year:  54 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 Squares, 3 loads 157.50-167.50; Large
Rounds, 1 load 162.50.  Good:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 137.50-150.00;
Large Squares, 1 load 155.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 117.50-127.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 5 loads 140.00-150.00; Large Squares,
150.00-180.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 13 loads 120.00-135.00.  Fair:
Large Rounds, 15 loads 95.00-117.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mixed:  Premium:  Large Squares, 2 loads 147.50.
Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 105.00.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 1 load 137.50; Large Squares, 5 loads
95.00-127.50.

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 9 loads 60.00-80.00; 1 load poor 45.00.

   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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