New Mexico Hay Report
Las Cruces, NM Sep 14, 2018  
Weekly New Mexico Hay Summary
Week ending Sep 15, 2018

   Compared to last week, Alfalfa hay prices unchanged.  Trade and, 
demand moderate.  Eastern region beginning fourth cutting. Southern 
and southwestern areas are between 20-50% into fifth cuttings.  
Southeastern region are 10-30% into fifth cuttings.  Northcentral 
areas are beginning fourth cutting.

Eastern region: 

Baled Alfala:  Large square bales; Premium and Supreme; 250.00 per ton
organic delivered to Clovis; Premium and Good quality; 210.00-240.00 del 
from local producers.    

Baled wheat hay: 170.00 per ton. 

Southeastern regions:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales: Premium and Supreme; 240.00 del
Premium and Good quality 180.00-200.00 del to dairies.
Small bales; Premium and Supreme 275.00-300.00 per ton loaded on truck. 

Southern and Southwestern region:

Baled Alfalfa: Large square bales, Premium  200.00 per ton( 220.00 on
contracted)  Good quality; 160.00; Fair quality 140.00 per ton delivered 
to dairies.

Small bales alfalfa ; Premium and Supreme quality: 275.00 per ton; 
9.00 per bale FOB.

Sudan hay; 140.00 per ton.

North central Region: 

Baled alfalfa: Large square bales, premium and supreme; 200.00 per
ton.  Good quality 180.00 Del to Dairies. 

Small bales: Premium quality 8.00-9.00 per bale.

Price quotes are FOB for current delivery unless otherwise stated.
alfalfa hay test guidelines, used with visual appearance and intent of 
sale.  Quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect
feeding value.

Quality   ADF     NDF      RFV    TDN-100%    TDN-90%     CP-100%
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.  Values based on 100% dry matter, TDN both 90% &

Source: USDA Market Livestock Poultry and Grain Market News, Las Cruces, 
        John Langenegger,OIC (575) 527-6861 FAX (575) 527-6868

08:00M   JL