Montana Hay Report
BL_GR310  
Billings, MT      Fri Sept 20, 2019    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last report: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Slow market 
activity was seen again this week as ranchers are slow to buy. Late 
season rains continue again this week as many places around the state
received around an inch with more on the way for the weekend. This has 
been very beneficial for range and pasture conditions, but has curbed
demand for hay. Many producers in central Montana continue to have 
issues putting hay up. Some even have yet to cut second cutting. This 
is proving problematic as late rains and cool temperatures are keeping 
producers from cutting. All prices below are new crop hay unless otherwise 
noted. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                                   
                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 160.00-165.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-160.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 130.00-135.00, export 125.00
                     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
                     Small squares, 175.00-180.00
         Fair/Good:  Large squares, 110.00-125.00, 
                     Large rounds,  75.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-75.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 90.00-110.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  130.00-135.00  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, NA
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA

  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  NA
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, NA
                     Large rounds,  85.00-110.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-125.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-80.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large rounds,  65.00-75.00
                     Large squares, NA
                     Small squares, NA          
     

Timothy 
Grass:     Premium:  Small squares, 240.00-270.00
           Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
           Good:     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 160.00-180.00
           

Barley                Large squares, 40.00-45.00
straw:                Large rounds,  40.00-45.00
                      Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central        Large squares, 40.00
                     Large rounds,  40.00
Northern             Large squares, 35.00-45.00
                     Large rounds,  35.00-45.00


                             
   
Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct grass)
Quality     ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100pct   TDN-90pct     CP-100pct
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 Wis/Minn formula.  TDN calculated using the western 
formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect 
feeding value.  Values based on 100pct dry matter.

Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding value.  
Values based on 100% 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, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell 
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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