Montana Hay Report
USDA - Fri Apr 13, 3:47PM CDT
BL_GR310    
Billings, MT Fri Apr 13, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold steady to firm.  Demand for hay remains 
good to very good. Supplies are very tight. Heavy snow across much of the state 
has seen many looking to buy hay to make it to the grass season, and with 
supplies running short many are having to look out of state for enough supply. 
Delivered hay prices range from 175.00-210.00 in most cases. Straw supplies 
continue to run near zero. Straw prices sold steady on very light volume. All 
prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.


                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, NA
              Premium:  Large squares, 150.00-175.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-170.00 
                        Small squares, 180.00
              Good:     Large squares, 150.00-175.00       
                        Large rounds,  150.00-165.00
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, 130.00-160.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00 
                        Small Squares, NA
              Utility   Large rounds,  NA
                        Large squares, 115.00   

                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  150.00-160.00    
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  150.00-160.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA


   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  145.00-150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Utility:  Large rounds,  100.00   
                          

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA
           

Barley                  Large squares, 90.00-125.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  100.00
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-125.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, 90.00
                        Large rounds,  90.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, NA

Pea/oat/barley Hay:     Large rounds, 115.00
                             
   
   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, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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