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USDA Kansas Hay                                    11/19 09:15
DC_GR310
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 
steady, 
as hay producers continue to report that there has been an increase hay 
movement. 
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.  

Southwest Kansas  
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, 
large 
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. 

Southeast Kansas 
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.

Northwest Kansas 
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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