Torrington Hay Auction (Monthly)
TO_GR325
Torrington, Wyoming       Thu Jul 12, 2018     USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News
                                                     
Valley Video Internet Timed Hay Auction  
Thursday, July 12, 2018   

1176 Ton Offered
 900 Ton Sold
                                          
Compared to two weeks ago comparable sales sold mostly steady. Demand was good 
for the first and second cutting alfalfa offered.  The alfalfa offered tested 
mostly Good quality. Consigned hay was from eastern Wyoming and the Nebraska 
Panhandle with most of the sales headed south to Colorado with some to Texas.  
This hay auction was a one day timed offering where all buyers could bid on the 
internet.  All sales were FOB the stack on the farm or ranch and sold by the ton 
in semi-load lots.  All hay has been tested with results available for each lot.  

Alfalfa         4X4               3X4              3X3          Large Rounds  
  Supreme      ------            -----           ------            ------   
  
  Premium      ------            160.00           ------            ------  

  Good         ------            160.00           ------            148.00
     
  Fair         ------            ------           ------            148.00        

  Utility      142.00            ------           ------            ------  


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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