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USDA Montana Hay                                   11/25 16:10
BL_GR310***This report will not be released the week of 11/27/15 due to the 
shorten holiday week***
Billings, MT    Fri November 20, 2015    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Alfalfa was generally steady on mostly light demand. 
snow has fallen over portions of the state however, totals have been mostly 
Many cattlemen continue to have their cattle on pasture. Demand for dairy 
3rd cutting hay remains limited. Grass hay saw light movement and mostly light 
this week. Pressure from neighboring states continues suppress both grass and 
hay prices as many buyers can have hay delivered in for the same price they can 
it locally. Prices for grass hay were steady with last weeks prices. All 
prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

   Alfalfa:     Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
                          Large squares, 150.00-185.00
                Premium:  Large squares, 140.00-180.00
                          Small squares, 180.00
                Good:     Large squares, 150.00-170.00
                          Small squares, 150.00
                Fair:     Large squares, 90.00-135.00
                Utility:  Large squares, 100.00

Grass/Alfalfa:  Premium:  Large squares, 170.00
                Good:     Large rounds,  125.00-140.00
                Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-115.00


   Grass:       Good:     Large squares, 135.00
          Large rounds,  115.00-120.00
                Fair:     Large squares,  80.00-100.00
                          Large rounds,   80.00-110.00

Timothy Grass:  Premium:  Small squares, 180.00-225.00
                Good:     Large rounds,  120.00  
                Good:     Small squares, 150.00

Barley straw:             Large squares, 35.00

Wheat straw:

South central Montana    Large squares, 25.00 
Northern Montana         Large rounds,  50.00                     

   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

1545m    jdk

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