USDA Kansas Hay 12/10 04:45
Manhattan, KS Tue December 10, 2019 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 12,664/8,408 Last week: 8,591/8,635 Last year: 9,475/6,002
Hay market trade is moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain
steady. Alfalfa inquires and movement have increased, now that harvest has
wrapped up. Grinding alfalfa seems to be plentiful, however higher quality
hay is difficult to find. The grass hay market has slowed a bit and producers
report that there is plenty of round bales to be found. According to the U.S.
Drought Monitor, southwest Kansas saw an expansion of abnormal dryness (D0)
and moderate drought (D1). The continued developing dryness has caused low
streamflow conditions and impacts to the winter wheat. Currently, 48.36 pct
of the state is in some form of drought category with Finney, Kearney, Grant,
Stanton and Morton counties suffering through the worst with severe (D2) and
extreme (D3) drought conditions. If you have any extra hay to sell and/or
need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange:
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa steady;
movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 240.00-
250.00. 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 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good
grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00, Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and
dairies, 150.00-160.00. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat straw: large
rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 12/01-
12/07, 12,664T of grinding alfalfa and 1,631T of dairy alfalfa was reported
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady;
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 250.00-275.00
(market adjustment). Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00,
Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 130.00-150.00.
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to
feedlots 135.00-145.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-
205.00, 17 pct protein 205.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00. Grass
Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 60.00-70.00,
large squares 75.00-85.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds
100.00-110.00, lesser quality 70.00-80.00. Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00.
Oat hay, 80.00-85.00. Teff: mid to large squares 140.00-160.00. Wheat Straw:
small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-
65.00. The week of 12/01-12/07, 8,408T of grinding alfalfa and 825T of dairy
alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement
slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV.
Stock cow 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-
140.00, good, mid squares 120.00-140.00, large squares, 100.00-120.00, large
rounds 60.00-70.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large
squares 120.00-135.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00;
Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The
week of 12/01-12/07, 3,377T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow.
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
110.00. 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 to moderate. 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, 150.00-160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-
125.00. Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small
squares 7.00-8.00/bale, mid to large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds
75.00-85.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, mid to large squares
115.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00.
Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 100.00-
110.00 delivered, large rounds 60.00-70.00. The week of 12/01-12/07, 299T of
grinding alfalfa and 650T 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
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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