Weekly Hay Auction Report

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Sioux Falls, SD    Thu Feb 15, 2018    USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News

 

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

Receipts:  79 loads    Last Week:  70 loads    Last Year:  97 loads

Compared to last week:  All classes traded steady.

Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 145.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 167.50. Good:  Large Squares, 6 loads 122.50-130.00; Large Rounds, 7 loads 120.00- 135.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 117.50; Large Rounds, 9 loads 107.50- 117.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 97.50; Large Rounds, 2 loads 90.00- 100.00.

Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 2 loads 137.50.  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 120.00; Small Squares, 1 load 150.00; Large Rounds, 13 loads 110.00-125.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 90.00-105.00.   Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 85.00; Small Squares, 1 load 117.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 77.50.

Alfalfa/Grass Mixed: Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 112.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 1 load 97.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 60.00.

Straw: Large Squares, 2 loads 47.50-55.00, damaged; Small Squares, 1 load

4.50 per bale; Large Rounds, 2 loads 70.00-92.50.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 11 loads 32.50-45.00, mostly 40.00-45.00.

Cat Tails: Large Rounds, 1 load 40.00.

Weekly Hay Auction Report

 

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Feb 12, 2018

Receipts:  21 loads    Last Week:  23 loads    Year Ago:  43 loads

Compared to last week: No test due to light volume.  Noting that corn stalks traded with a firmer undertone.

Alfalfa:  Good: Large Squares, 1 load 125.00.  Fair: Large Squares, 2 loads 115.00-120.00; Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-120.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 102.50.

Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 130.00.  Utility: Large Rounds, 6 loads 97.50-110.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix: Bailage, 1 load 60.00.

Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 42.50-95.00.

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 4 loads 42.50-47.50.

ISU Dairy Farm Has New Manager

Miguel Rangel Is the new manager of the ISU dairy farm in Ames.

Miguel has over 15 years working in the Dairy industry. He grew up in Mexico City and has fond memories of visiting his grandfather’s dairy farm on the weekends. Miguel attended National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City where he obtained a degree in Veterinary Medicine.

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WASDE Report For February

The milk production forecast for 2018 is lowered from last month on expectations of slower growth in milk per cow. The 2018 fat basis export and import forecasts are unchanged from the previous month. On a skim-solids basis, the import forecast is raised slightly while the export forecast is raised on strong global demand for skim milk powder, lactose, and whey products. The 2017 production, trade, and stock estimates are adjusted to reflect December data.

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Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Feb 08, 2018

Receipts:  70 loads    Last Week:  82 loads    Last Year:  98 loads

Compared to last week:  Demand was good for overall lower quality.

Alfalfa:  Premium: large Squares, 1 load 157.50.  Good:  Large Squares, 5 loads 120.00-135.00; Large Rounds, 6 loads 120.00-135.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 8 loads 105.00-117.50.  Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 97.50; Small Squares, 1 load 112.50; Large Rounds, 4 loads 90.00-102.50.

Grass:  Good: Large Rounds, 8 loads 112.50-127.50.  Fair: Large Squares, 1 load 107.50; Large Rounds, 12 loads 97.50-110.00.   Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 70.00-75.00; Small Squares, 1 load 107.50; Large Rounds, 7 loads 85.00- 95.00.

Straw: Large Squares, 4 loads 72.50-100.00; Large Rounds, 1 load 95.00.

Cornstalks:  Large Rounds, 8 loads 37.50-47.50, mostly 37.50-40.00.

 

Dairy Beef Tour Set For March 27

The I-29 Moo University will host its Dairy Beef Short Course Tour on Tuesday, March 27. The tour is an educational pre-event associated with the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, and all dairy beef and milk producers plus industry and students are encouraged to attend. The tour includes stops at two feedlots and one auction facility that deal with dairy steers. The $30 registration includes noon meal, educational materials and bus transportation.

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Iowa Milk Goat Numbers Up 2 Percent From Jan ’17

Milk goat inventory in Iowa as of January 1, 2018 was 31,000 head, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Sheep and Goats report. Iowa ranked third in total milk goats. The inventory was up 2 percent from January 2017. Total meat and other goat inventory was 35,000 head, an increase of 9 percent from the previous year.

Iowa milking goats total 31,000 in Jan ’18

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Weekly Hay Auction Report

Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Feb 05, 2018

Receipts:  23 loads    Last Week:  30 loads    Year Ago:  43 loads

Compared to last week: No test due to light volume.

Alfalfa:  Fair: Large Squares, 3 loads 117.50-120.00; Large Rounds, 4 loads 110.00-115.00.  Utility: Large Squares, 2 loads 97.50.

Grass:  Good: Large Squares, 2 loads 127.50-137.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 137.00.  Fair: Large Rounds, 4 loads 117.50-125.00. Utility: Large Squares, 1 load 110.00; Large Rounds, 2 loads 92.50-107.50.

Straw:  Large Squares, 2 loads 90.00-100.00.

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 2 loads 37.50.

WIDA Annual Meeting Speaker Shares Insights On Immigration

Laurie Fischer, CEO of American Dairy Coalition spoke to WIDA members at their annual meeting last night, highlighting what she is working on in immigration legislation in Washington as a lobbyist on behalf of dairymen.

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