USDA Kansas Hay 11/19 09:15
Manhattan, KS Tue November 19th, 2019 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 9,760/9,414 Last week: 7,423/7,232 Last year: 7,874/3,614
What a difference a year makes! Snow, cold and damp weather was the norm a year
ago, while this year Kansas is experiencing sunny skies and mild temps. Hay
market trade is moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain
as hay producers continue to report that there has been an increase hay
The one thing we could use would be a little rain. According to the US Drought
Monitor the west-central region of Kansas saw the expansion of abnormal dryness
(D0) and the southwest saw small degradations in moderate (D1) and severe (D2)
drought as precipitation deficits continue to build. The Kansas Forage and
Grassland Council is having their annual conference on December 10 in Wichita.
Visit their website at www.ksfgc.org for more information and registration. 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.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow.
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. 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, 105.00-120.00, 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 11/10-11/16, 9,760T of grinding alfalfa and 1,631T of
dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady;
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 210.00-220.00. 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, 95.00-105.00.
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,
rounds 65.00-75.00, 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 11/10-11/16, 9,414T of grinding alfalfa
and 1,150T 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 150.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. 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
65.00-80.00. 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
11/10-11/16, 2,873T 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. 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, 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 85.00-95.00, 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 55.00-66.00. 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 11/10-11/16, 234T of grinding alfalfa and 325T 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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