Montana Hay Report
BL_GR310 
Billings, MT    Fri May 19, 2017    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold fully steady. The
majority of producers have sold out of hay and little trade 
is occurring, however a few limited loads moved this week
on increased demand seen in the western portions of the state
which saw snowfall in many places. Demand for hay was light 
on light supplies and movement. Grass hay sold steady on very 
light sales volume. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB 
unless otherwise noted.

                                              
  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00
              Premium:  Large squares, NA                
              Good:     Large squares, 105.00-120.00                  
                        Large rounds,  105.00-120.00
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 90.00-110.00 
                        Large rounds,  100.00-110.00
                        Small Squares, 120.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  75.00-85.00
                        Large squares, 100.00      
                
Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA      
                        Small squares, 150.00
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

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

Timothy 
Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  120.00-125.00
              Good:     Large rounds,  110.00-120.00
           

Barley                  Large squares, 30.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA
                  

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, NA
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
                             
   
   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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