Montana Hay Report
Billings, MT    Fri January 12, 2018    USDA Market News

Weekly Montana Hay Report

Compared to last week:  Hay prices sold mostly steady to 5.00 lower.
Demand for hay was light to moderate this week. Producers continue
to be willing to let larger quantities of hay go at slightly lower
prices in an attempt to reduce the overall supply of hay. Hay
supplies in the central portions of the state continue to be heavier
than produces want and as a result they have reduced prices to 
move supplies. With colder weather and snowy conditions seen this
week interest has improved over last week. Demand for straw for 
bedding as well as feed was good this week. Straw prices sold fully
steady with last week on heavier sales volume noted. All prices are 
dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

  Alfalfa:    Supreme:  Small squares, 200.00-250.00
                        Large squares, 150.00-155.00, Export: 145.00
              Premium:  Large squares, 140.00-155.00, Export: 145.00
                        Large rounds,  150.00              
              Good:     Large squares, 110.00-150.00       
                        Large rounds,  130.00-155.00
                        Small squares, 130.00-140.00
              Fair:     Large squares, 110.00-130.00
                        Large rounds,  110.00-140.00 
                        Small Squares, 130.00
              Utility   Large rounds,  100.00
                        Large squares, NA   

Grass/Alfalfa:Premium:  Small squares, NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA     
                        Small squares, NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  100.00-120.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  90.00

   Grass:     Premium   Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA
              Fair:     Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  90.00-115.00
              Utility:  Large rounds,  NA   

Grass:        Premium:  Small squares, 210.00-240.00
              Premium:  Large rounds,  NA
              Good:     Large rounds,  NA

Barley                  Large squares, 45.00-50.00
straw:                  Large rounds,  NA
                        Small squares, NA

Wheat straw:

South central Montana   Large squares, 40.00-45.00
Northern Montana        Large squares, NA
                        Large rounds,  NA

Wheat hay:              Large rounds, 120.00

Corn stalk:             Large rounds, 45.00-75.00
   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

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