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Torrington, Wyoming      Fri   Nov 16, 2012     USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News
                                                     
Valley Video Internet Timed Hay Auction  
Wednesday and Thursday, November 14-15, 2012

2931 Total Ton Offered 
Including 2623 Ton Alfalfa, 66 Ton Alfalfa/Grass Hay, and 242 Ton Grass Hay

Compared to two weeks ago hay sold generally steady. This hay auction was a two 
day timed offering where all buyers could bid on the internet.  All sales were 
FOB the farm or ranch. Hay sold by the ton in semi-load lots on-line.  All hay 
has been tested with results available for each lot.  Hay was consigned from 
central and eastern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. Hay offered was first through 
fourth cutting.

Alfalfa        4X4              3X4              3X3          Large Rounds  
Supreme   231.00-263.00    230.00-255.00    220.00-260.00    257.00-258.00
                                         mostly 220.00-230.00
            
Premium     -------        221.00-259.00    231.00-261.00        -------   
                       mostly 255.00-259.00
   
Good         225.00            ------          -------            ------ 

Fair        -------            215.00          -------           243.00      
                                 
Utility     -------            ------          -------           -------  



Alfalfa/Grass 
Premium      -------          --------           263.00          -------   


Grass Hay
Good         -------        239.00-240.00       -------          -------     

Alfalfa hay guidelines, used with visual appearance and intent of sale:
            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 percent dry matter.

Source:  USDA-WY Dept Ag Market News, Torrington, WY
         Kaye Orton, Market Reporting Assistant
         307/532-4146    24 HR Markets 307/532-7200
         Office email: TorringtonWy-LPSMNLS@ams.usda.gov   
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/to_gr325.txt

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