USDA Montana Hay 07/02 12:45
Billings, MT Fri July 03, 2015 USDA Market News
Weekly Montana Hay Report
Compared to last week: Trade activity is slow on light demand. Warmer, drier
conditions are improving demand from the Northwest region of the state and the
ability to put up higher quality hay in other areas. This week the US drought
monitor increased the area of D2 category in the northwestern region of the
state while improving areas east of it from a D1 to a D0 category. All prices
are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. The next available report
will be Friday, July 10th 2015.
Alfalfa: Good: Large squares, 150.00
Alf/Grass: Fair: Round, 110.00.
Grass: Premium: Small squares, 180.00 (tarped).
Good: Round bales, 100.00.
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
Fair 5- 9
Utility Under 5
Source: USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
Heath Dewey 970-353-9750 Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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