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Midwest Hay and Straw Co. for Tuesday, June 26, 2012: Maurice, IA

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Receipts:  7 Loads    Week Ago:  9 Loads    Year Ago: 6 Loads

All prices dollars per ton, except straw, dollars per bale.

One load Small Squares equals approximately 5 tons;
Large Squares and Large Rounds range from 10-25 tons per load.

   Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 6 loads 150.00-200.00. 

   Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 170.00.  

Alfalfa guidelines (domestic livestock use and not more than 10 pct 
grass)
Quality       ADF      NDF       RFV       TDN-100 pct   TDN-90 pct   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 WI/MN formula.  TDN calculated using the 
western formula.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors 
can affect feeding value.  Values based on 100 pct dry matter.

   Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect 
feeding value.  Values based on 100 pct 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 Dept of Ag Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
         Erika Sorenson, 515-284-4460  Desm.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_GR312.txt             
         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg 

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