South Dakota Ethanol Plant Report
Sioux Falls, SD    Fri Nov 09, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

South Dakota Weekly Hay Summary 
All prices per ton, unless noted, FOB the stack.

   Compared to last week:  Supreme quality alfalfa steady, 
Grass hay fully steady.  Straw steady.  Good demand for all qualities of 
alfalfa, very good demand for high quality grass hay.  Dairymen continue their
search for hay of quality high enough to be suitable for their rations, however
their poor margins are keeping them from paying more for hay.  As bawling calves
move into feedyards the need for high quality grass hay is high. Crop harvest
progressed well this week, with USDA reporting 59% of corn and 92% of soybeans harvested on Monday. Dry weather allowed more progress which lead into scattered snow in eastern part of the state. All hay and straw sold by the ton FOB, unless otherwise

East River:
   Alfalfa:  Supreme: Large Squares, 200.00-240.00; Small Squares,
240.00 (7.00 per bale). Premium: Large Squares, 170.00-200.00, Good:
Large Squares, 170.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 130.00-135.00, Large Rounds,
135.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 85.00-120.00.

   Sun-cured Alfalfa pellets:  15 pct 185.00; 17 pct 190.00.  Alfalfa
Meal:  17 pct 195.00.  

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good: Large Squares, 175.00.

   Grass:  Premium:  Large Rounds, 140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 125.00.
Utility to Fair: Large Rounds, 100.00.

   Straw:  Small Squares, 170.00 (5.00 per bale). 

   Cornstalks:  No reported sales.

  West River:
   Alfalfa:  No Reported Sales.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  No Reported Sales. 

   Grass:  No Reported Sales.

   Straw:  No Reported Sales.

  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-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Ross Kotewa 605-372-8350 

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