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USDA Kansas Hay                                    07/16 12:45
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue July 16, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,217/4,101 Last week: 9,709/5,784    Last year: 8,753/5,033
             
Hay market trade, activity and demand is slow. The hot and dry weather has 
everyone busy in the hay field baling hay. The slow start to the hay season, 
due to the abundance of rain, has everyone scratching their heads and pricing 
is all over the map.  In general, there seems to be a softening of the market 
for all types of hay. 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 slow. 
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 new crop 160.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, new crop 
120.00-130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, new crop 
150.00-170.00; Grass Hay: buffalo/bermuda mix small squares 6.50-7.50/bale, 
large rounds 65.00-75.00. Wheat straw: large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 
7/7-7/13, 7,217T of grinding alfalfa and 150T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
delivered. The average paid by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 179.04, down 11.04 from the previous month, usage was 666T/day, 
up 4.0 pct., and total usage was 19,975T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; grinding alfalfa 
steady to 10.00 lower, movement slow. 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, 140.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa, new crop 90.00-110.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots new 
crop 140.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-210.00, 
17 pct protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 295.00-305.00; The week of 
7/7-7/13, 4,101T of grinding alfalfa and 100T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
delivered. The average paid by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 163.48, down 10.94 from the previous month, usage was 249T/day, 
and total usage was 7,470.5T. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grass hay steady to 
15.00 lower; movement slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-
240.00. Dairy 1.00-1.10/point RFV. Stock cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass 
hay: new crop bluestem, Good, mid to large squares, 85.00-100.00, large 
rounds none reported. New crop brome, good, small squares 130.00-140.00, mid 
to large squares 125.00-150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 
75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-90.00. The week of 7/7-
7/13, 1,138T of grass hay was delivered.

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. New crop fair/good grinding alfalfa, 
105.00-115.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-
135.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady; grass hay 1.00-5.00 lower, steady; grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered steady to 25.00 lower; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, new 
crop, 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. New crop fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 105.00-115.00. Ground 
and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, none reported. Brome, small 
squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 140.00-150.00, large 
rounds 95.00-105.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 
5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large rounds 50.00-60.00.  The week of 7/7-7/13, 
253T of grinding alfalfa and 400T of dairy alfalfa was reported delivered.  

***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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