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USDA Kansas Hay                                    08/13 09:05
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue August 13, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,293/6,192Last week: 9,153/6,834    Last year: 10,382/4,756
             
Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was low, and prices remained 
steady. The feeling is that the market should stay steady for a bit, as hay 
and feed supplies currently seem ample. However, yesterday's drop in grain 
prices could have a very real effect on the hay market. In addition, 
according to the NASS Kansas Crop Production Report, alfalfa hay production 
of 1.96 million tons is forecast to be 8 percent below last year. Expected 
yield, at 3.50 tons per acre, is unchanged from last year. All other hay 
production of 3.23 million tons is forecast to be up 23 percent from a year 
ago. Expected yield, at 1.90 tons per acre, is up 0.4 ton from last year. The 
first full week of August brought hot temperatures and very little rain to 
the western half of the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor states that a broad 
expansion of abnormal dryness occurred across central and southern Kansas, 
where conditions have deteriorated quickly. Much of central and south-central 
Kansas received 0.5 inch or less of rainfall over the last 30 days.  In the 
last week, the eastern half of the state had rains ranging from .50 inch to 
almost 6.00 inches. If you have any extra hay to sell and/or need hay here in 
Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 
www.hayexchange.com/ks.php.  

Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, steady; movement 
moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 225.00-235.00. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 165.00-175.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-
130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-170.00. 
Grass Hay: buffalo/bermuda mix small squares 6.50-7.50/bale, large rounds 
65.00-75.00. Oat hay: large rounds, 115.00-125.00, rained on 80.00.  Wheat 
straw: large rounds and large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 
8/04-8/10, 7,293T of grinding alfalfa and 1,250T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa 
steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, 
Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 145.00-155.00. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 100-115.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots 135.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-
210.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 305.00-315.00; Teff 
hay, mid squares 135.00-145.00.  Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 
7.00-8.00/bale. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-
110.00, lesser quality 70.00-80.00.  Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Wheat 
Straw: small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large rounds 40.00-60.00. The week of 
8/04-8/10, 6,192T of grinding alfalfa and 1,133T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-
1.10/point RFV. Stock cow 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-
140.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small 
squares 140.00-150.00, good, mid to large squares, 85.00-110.00, large rounds 
80.00-100.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-135.00, mid to large squares 
120.00-150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week 
of 8/04-8/10, 871T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 215.00-225.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 105.00-
115.00 with instances at 125.00-140.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/bale. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-115.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, large squares 95.00-105.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-
8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 120.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-
95.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 
95.00-105.00 delivered, large rounds 50.00-60.00.  The week of 8/04-8/10, 861T 
of grinding alfalfa and 300T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  

***Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. Dairy alfalfa 
prices are for mid and large squares unless otherwise noted. Horse hay is in 
small squares unless otherwise noted. Prices are from the most recent sales. 
*CWF Certified Weed Free  

Alfalfa Quality Guidelines 
Quality       ADF     NDF   *RFV/RFQ   **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% dry matter (TDN showing both 100% 
& 90%). Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of sale 
(usage).  
 
Source: Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture - Manhattan, Kansas 
Kim Nettleton   785-564-6709  
Posted to the Internet:  www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/DC_GR310.txt 

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