Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction (Wed)
SF_GR314
Sioux Falls, SD    Tue Feb 13, 2018    USDA Dept of Ag Market News

Pipestone, MN Hay and Straw Auction for Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

Receipts:  67 loads    Last Week:  69 loads    Last Year:  81 loads

Prices dollars per ton, expect where noted.  One load Small Squares equals 
approximately 3 tons; Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 5-25 tons per 
load.

   Alfalfa: Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 110.00-115.00; Small Squares, 2 loads
120.00-125.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 85.00-105.00.  

   Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-120.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 
3 loads 90.00-100.00; Large Rounds, 24 loads 80.00-105.00; Small Squares, 3 loads
85.00-95.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 2 loads 55.00-70.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 115.00; Small Squares, 1 load 135.00.
Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 95.00-105.00.  Utility:  Large Squares, 1 load 75.00.

   Straw: Small Squares, 2 loads 4.00-4.15 per bale.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 10 loads 18.00-28.00, mostly 21.00-26.00 per bale.
  
   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 Dept of Ag Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD
         605-372-8350
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_GR314.txt             
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