USDA Kansas Hay 03/13 10:45
Manhattan, KS Tue Mar 13, 2018 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 9,671/3,906 Last week: 10,151/4,295 Last year: 9,504/4,723
Hay market activity slow, although demand remains good for both grinding
and grass hay. Buying alfalfa hay these days proves to be difficult. Small
lots of alfalfa are being traded, but supplies continue to dwindle. Alfalfa
prices continue to strengthen while grass hay remains steady. A little bit of
moisture would sure change the current landscape. Drought continues to persist
across the state and coupled with high winds has given rise to numerous
wildfires. Per NASS, topsoil moisture supplies rated 48 percent very short, 32
short, 20 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 33 percent
very short, 41 short, 26 adequate, and 0 surplus. According to the U.S.
Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category is at 99 pct, moderate drought (D1)
at 77 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 44.5 pct, extreme drought (D3) is at 19
and the newly introduced exceptional drought category (D4) is at .34 pct.
Winter wheat conditions rated 17 percent very poor, 36 poor, 35 fair, 11 good,
and 1 excellent. 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.
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa steady, ground/delivered steady to
10.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00.
.95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, Good 140.00-
150.00. Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa,
130.00-150.00. New crop alfalfa 110.00-115.00 standing; 140.00-145 at the edge;
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 160.00-180.00 with an
instance at 200.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00. The week of
3/4-3/10, 9,671T of grinding alfalfa and 1,721T of dairy alfalfa were
Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 70.00-75.00.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets,
stock cow steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00.
Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, Good
140.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 135.00-145.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding
alfalfa, 115.00-135.00 with instance at 150.00. Ground and delivered locally
feedlots 140.00-155.00 with two instances at 165.00-175.00. Alfalfa pellets:
Cured 15 pct protein 180.00-195.00, 17 pct protein 180.00-200.00, Dehydrated 17
pct 220.00-230.00. The week of 3/4-3/10, 3,906T of grinding alfalfa and 517T of
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00,
large rounds 70.00-80.00; Brome, large squares 130.00 delivered; Oat hay, large
squares 85.00-95.00, Sudan large rounds 75.00-80.00. Cornstalks: large rounds
60.00-65.00, cornstalks ground and delivered 65.00-75.00, Straw large rounds
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, horse/goat and stock cow alfalfa steady, grinding
alfalfa, ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse
or goat, 215.00-225.00. Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 130.00-
140.00 with an instance at 150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa 100.00-110.00.
Ground and delivered, 125.00-135.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares
110.00-120.00 with instances at 130.00-140.00. Good, mid and large squares
80.00-100.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-8.00/bale.
Good, mid and large squares 100.00-115.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Oat hay,
large rounds 75.00-85.00. The week of 3/4-3/10, 1,799T of grass hay were
delivered. Oat hay good, large rounds 130.00 delivered, Straw, mid and large
squares 50.00-60.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-55.00.
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady to 5.00
higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat,
175.00-200.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme .90-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good
110.00-120.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 95.00.00-105.00. Ground and
locally to feedlots and dairies, 115.00-125.00. Cornstalks, large rounds 80.00-
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady;
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale, good
small squares 8.00/bale. Dairy .95-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00,
Premium 170.00-185.00, Good 150.00-170.00. New crop dairy quality alfalfa
175.00-185.00, Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa,
100.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 135.00-145.00.
Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00,
large rounds 70.00-85.00. Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-8.00/bale, mid and
large squares, 125.00-130.00, good large rounds 85.00-95.00. Sudan large rounds
60.00-70.00; Straw: small squares, 4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00,
large rounds 65.00-75.00.
***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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