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Torrington, Wyoming      Fri   Feb 1, 2013     USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News
                                                     
Valley Video Internet Timed Hay Auction  
Wednesday and Thursday, January 30-31, 2013

2869 Ton Alfalfa Hay Offered
138 Ton Alfalfa/Grass Hay Offered

Compared to three weeks ago hay prices were steady to firm.  Demand moderate to 
good for hay offered that consisted of mostly third cutting alfalfa. This hay 
auction was a two day timed offering where all buyers 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 Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, and Kansas. Hay offered was first through 
fourth cutting, mostly third.


Alfalfa        4X4              3X4              3X3          Large Rounds  
Supreme   236.00-270.00,     250.00-275.00     282.00 (KS)       -------  
      mostly 248.00-269.00
                             
Premium       252.00           273.00           251.00           -------   
   
Good      248.00-256.00        ------          -------         258.00-261.00

Fair      245.00-252.00        ------          -------             251.00    
                                 
Utility     -------            ------          -------             -------    



Alfalfa/
Grass    
Supreme     -------             261.00         -------             ------




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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