BL_GR310 Billings, MT Fri Nov 08, 2019 USDA Market News Weekly Montana Hay Report Compared to last week: Alfalfa hay sold fully steady this week. Slow to moderate market activity was seen this week. Producers selling squares were not as active this week as many take a week or two to assess inventories. Demand for squares to ship east remains good as hay supplies in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin remain tight. Hay in rounds continues to move as ranchers are buying hay as they sell calves. Round hay supplies remain large. Straw sales continue to be seen at steady prices. All prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. Alfalfa: Supreme: Small squares, NA Large squares, 160.00-175.00 Large rounds, NA Premium: Large squares, 150.00-175.00 Large rounds, NA Small squares, 225.00-250.00 Good: Large squares, 125.00-140.00, export 125.00 Large rounds, 110.00-120.00 Small squares, 175.00-180.00 Fair/Good: Large squares, 110.00-125.00, Large rounds, 80.00-100.00 old crop 60.00-80.00 Small Squares, 125.00-150.00 Utility Large rounds, 40.00-60.00 Large squares, 70.00-110.00 Grass/ Alfalfa: Premium: Small squares, 180.00 Good: Large rounds, 125.00-135.00 Small squares, NA Large squares, 130.00 Fair: Large squares, 100.00-110.00 Large rounds, 75.00-90.00 Small squares, NA Utility: Large squares, NA Grass: Premium Large squares 150.00 export Large rounds, 125.00 Small squares, NA Good: large squares, 130.00 export Large rounds, 85.00-110.00 Fair: Large squares, 100.00-125.00 Large rounds, 75.00-80.00 Small squares, NA Utility: Large rounds, 65.00-75.00 Large squares, NA Small squares, NA Timothy Grass: Premium: Small squares, 240.00-270.00 Premium: Large rounds, NA Good: Large rounds, NA Small squares, 160.00-180.00 Barley Large squares, 40.00-45.00 straw: Large rounds, 40.00-45.00 Small squares, NA Wheat straw: South central Large squares, 35.00-40.00, Old crop 25.00 Large rounds, 40.00 Northern Large squares, 35.00-45.00 Large rounds, 35.00-45.00 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 406-210-4792 www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_GR310.txt www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage 1230m jk .