Rock Valley Hay Auction
USDA - Thu Dec 07, 3:30PM CST
SF_GR310  
Sioux Falls, SD    Thu Dec 7, 2017    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Receipts:  64 loads    Last Week:  87 loads    Last Year:  81 loads    

   Compared to last week:   All classes sold firmer.  Prices dollars 
per ton, except where noted.  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, 2 loads 145.00-155.00; Large Rounds, 1 
load 150.00.  Good: Large Squares, 3 loads 120.00-130.00; Small Squares, 1 load 
125.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 125.00-135.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 2 loads 
115.00-122.50.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 127.50-140.00.  Good:  Small Squares, 
1 load 125.00; Large Rounds, 11 loads 110.00-125.00.  Fair:  Small Squares, 1 
load 105.00; Large Rounds, 9 loads 95.00-105.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 10 
loads 80.00-92.50.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Premium: 1 load 167.50.  

   Oat Hay:  None.

   Rye Hay:  None.

   Millet Hay:  None.

   Straw:  Large Squares, 1 load 110.00; Small Squares, 1 load 4.50 per bale.  

   Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 10 loads 30.00-47.50, mostly 40.00-45.00.

   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
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