Montana Hay Report
BL_GR310  
Billings, MT      Fri Nov 08, 2019    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report


Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady this week. Slow to moderate
market activity was seen this week. Producers selling squares were not as active 
this week as many take a week or two to assess inventories. Demand for squares to 
ship east remains good as hay supplies in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin
remain tight. Hay in rounds continues to move as ranchers are buying hay as they
sell calves. Round hay supplies remain large. Straw sales continue to be seen at 
steady prices. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. 
                                        

                                              
Alfalfa:   Supreme:  Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 160.00-175.00 
                     Large rounds,  NA
           Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                     Large rounds,  NA
                     Small squares, 225.00-250.00
           Good:     Large squares, 125.00-140.00, 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,  80.00-100.00   old crop 60.00-80.00
                     Small Squares, 125.00-150.00
           Utility   Large rounds,  40.00-60.00
                     Large squares, 70.00-110.00

Grass/                
Alfalfa:   Premium:  Small squares, 180.00
           Good:     Large rounds,  125.00-135.00  
                     Small squares, NA
                     Large squares, 130.00
           Fair:     Large squares, 100.00-110.00
                     Large rounds,  75.00-90.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Utility:  Large squares, NA

  
Grass:     Premium   Large squares  150.00 export
                     Large rounds,  125.00
                     Small squares, NA
           Good:     large squares, 130.00 export
                     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, 35.00-40.00, Old crop 25.00 
                     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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