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

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

Receipts:  59 loads    Last Week:  28 loads    Last Year:  54 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, 3 loads 130.00-145.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 130.00-150.00.
Fair: Large Squares, 2 loads 120.00-135.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 90.00-120.00.  

   Grass:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 120.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 125.00-155.00.  
Fair: Large Rounds, 14 loads 90.00-120.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 1 load 80.00.

   Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good:  Large Squares, 2 loads 120.00-125.00; Small Squares, 2 loads 
140.00-170.00.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 105.00-115.00.

   Bean Straw: Large Rounds, 1 load 21.00 per bale.

   Straw:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 29.00-65.00, mostly 51.00-65.00 per bale. 
Small Squares, 3 loads 4.00-4.10 per bale.

   Corn Stalks: Large Rounds, 8 loads 24.00-32.00, mostly 28.00-32.00 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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