Missouri Weekly Hay Summary
JC_GR310   
Jefferson City, MO    Thu May 16, 2019    MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News

Missouri Weekly Hay Summary - Week ending 5/17/2019

Hay season is underway.  Although there is still flooding and standing 
water in several areas some farmers are finding fields they can make hay 
in and trying to work around rains. Farmers are very eager to rebuild 
supplies given there is very little to no carry over in most barns and 
piles.  There are some new crop sales being reported but not a lot at 
this point. Pricing of new crop hay has been somewhat of a challenge. No 
one really expects to get last year�s drought prices but supplies are 
still light until a lot more get baled and we find out just what this 
growing season will bring most talk of alfalfa is falling back to the 
default of 1.00 per point of RFV. The supply of hay is light, demand is 
light and prices are steady to weak. The Missouri Department of 
Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and sellers. 
To be listed, or to view the directory visit 
http://mda.mo.gov/abd/haydirectory/ for 
listings of hay http://agebb.missouri.edu/haylst/ (All prices f.o.b. and 
per ton unless specified and on most recent reported sales price listed 
as round bales based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 
1200-1500 lbs).

Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185) 185.00-225.00
small squares 7.00-9.00 per bale
Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180) 170.00-200.00
Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170) 120.00-160.00 
small squares 5.00-7.00 per bale
Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150) 100.00-125.00 
 
Good quality Mixed Grass hay 100.00-125.00
Small squares 5.00-8.00 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix)
Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay 75.00-100.00
small squares 4.00-6.00 per bale
Fair quality Mixed Grass hay 40.00-75.00 per large round bale 

Good quality Bromegrass 120.00-150.00
Fair to Good quality Bromegrass 60.00-100.00

Wheat hay 40.00-60.00 per large round bale
Wheat straw 3.00-6.00 per small square bale


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Table 1: Alfalfa guidelines (for domestic livestock use and not more
         than 10% grass)
Quality      ADF     NDF      *RFV     **TDN-100%  **TDN-90%     CP
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 100 % dry matter (TDN showing both 100% 
& 90%).  Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of 
sale (usage).
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Table 2: Grass Hay guidelines
          Quality           Crude Protein Percent
          Premium             Over 13
          Good                   9-13
          Fair                   5-9
          Low                Under 5

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.
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Hay Quality Designations physical descriptions:

Supreme: Very early maturity, pre bloom, soft fine stemmed, extra 
         leafy.  Factors indicative of very high nutritive content. 
         Hay is excellent color and free of damage.

Premium: Early maturity, i.e., pre-bloom in legumes and pre head in
         grass hays, extra leafy and fine stemmed-factors indicative of
         a high nutritive content.  Hay is green and free of damage.
 
Good:    Early to average maturity, i.e., early to mid-bloom in legumes
         and early head in grass hays, leafy, fine to medium stemmed,
         free of damage other than slight discoloration.
 
Fair:    Late maturity, i.e., mid to late-bloom in legumes, head-in 
         grass hays, moderate or below leaf content, and generally 
         coarse stemmed. Hay may show light damage.

Utility: Hay in very late maturity, such as mature seed pods in legumes
         or mature head in grass hays, coarse stemmed. This category
         could include hay discounted due to excessive damage and heavy
         weed content or mold.
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Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
        Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Recorded Report 1-573-522-9244
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_GR310.txt