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USDA Kansas Hay                                    12/04 09:25
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue December 04, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,786/4,784 Last week: 7,874/3,614   Last year: 9,325/3,800
             
Hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady and demand light. The alfalfa 
hay market remains steady for both price and sales, although producers are 
reporting they are receiving more inquiries.  The colder temperatures and 
winter 
weather seems to have farmers feeding a little more hay now. According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor, the equivalent of a half an inch to an inch of 
precipitation fell in areas across northern Kansas, from the last snow storm. 
The precipitation was not enough to affect the D0-D1 lingering in northeast 
Kansas.  The abnormally dry (D0) category remains at 6 pct., and moderate 
drought (D1) remains at .5 pct. The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council is 
having their annual conference on December 11 in Emporia. Visit their website 
at 
www.ksfgc.org for more information and registration.  If you have hay for sale, 
and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 
www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. 
  
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 280.00-300.00. Alfalfa: Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 170.00-
180.00 with an instance at 195.00-200.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00 with an instance at 215.00-220.00; Sudan: 
large rounds 65.00-75.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered; Wheat 
straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 11/25-12/01, 8,786T of grinding 
alfalfa and 738T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets 
steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 190.00-200.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock cow, 155.00-165.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 145.00-
155.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance 
at 200.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct 
protein 210.00-225.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 245.00-255.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares 110.00-120.00, large squares 
130.00-140.00. 
Brome, large squares 125.00-135.00; Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; Wheat 
Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 11/25-12/01, 4,784T of grinding 
alfalfa and 643T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady, movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 160.00-170.00. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium small squares 135.00-
145.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, large squares 110.00-120.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Brome, good, small squares 
145.00-155.00, mid squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 120.00-130.00, large 
rounds 125.00-135.00; Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; Oat hay, mid squares 
150.00-160.00; Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch: large 
rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 11/25-12/01, 1,103T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 135.00-
145.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-165.00; 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; 
movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. 
Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 
7.50/bale, large squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00. Brome, 
small 
squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 135.00-145.00, large rounds 110.00-
120.00; Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 6.00-
7.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00, and large rounds 85.00-95.00.  

***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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