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USDA Kansas Hay                                    10/08 10:05
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS    Tue Oct 08, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 12,630/6,453    Last week: 10,810/6,270      Last year: 8,348/3,081
             
Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and 
prices mostly steady. Rain that fell across the state, once again slowed the 
progress of the farmer. Prior to last weeks precipitation, all were busy 
harvesting and planting. More seasonal temperatures have moved in and fall is 
definitely in the air.  The S word has even been batted around for the 
extreme northwest region later in the week.  Abnormally dry (D0) and moderate 
drought (D1) conditions, remain concentrated in the southwest region, with D0 
at 14 pct. and D1 at 5 pct. 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, 115.00-125.00 Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. Grass Hay: 
Bluestem premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Oat hay: large rounds, 90.00-
95.00 delivered.  Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered. Wheat straw: 
large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 
9/29-10/5, 12,630T of grinding alfalfa and 2,024T of dairy alfalfa was 
reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. 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, 90.00-
100.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-150.00; Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-
220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00; 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. 
Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. 
Wheat Straw: small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large 
rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 9/29-10/5, 6,453T of grinding alfalfa and 
1,758T 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 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 135.00-
145.00, good, mid to large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00. 
Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 120.00-135.00 
with an instance at 150.00, 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 9/29-10/5, 1,255T 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, 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, 110.00-125.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, mid to large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 75.00-
85.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 
115.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 50.00-60.00. 
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 9/29-10/5, 1012.5T 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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