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USDA Kansas Hay                                    09/18 09:40
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS   Tue September 18, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report      
                   
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,231/3,444 Last week: 10,056/4,146 Last year:  9,507/4,316
             
Hay market trade activity is light. Prices steady and demand has slowed.     
Fields have begun to dry out enough for famers to get in to plant wheat and 
harvest corn and milo.  There is still alfalfa and feed hay yet to be swathed 
and baled.  Looks like many will have a fourth cutting of alfalfa and some 
areas 
may get a fifth cutting, if it stays dry.  According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category is at 6 pct, moderate drought (D1) is 
at 5.5 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 4.5 pct, extreme drought (D3) is at 4 pct 
and exceptional drought (D4) is at .40 pct. 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. 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 alfalfa, 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 200.00-
215.00. Sudan: large rounds 85.00-95.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 70.00-80.00, 
ground and delivered 95.00-105.00. Rye hay: large squares 100.00-110.00. The 
week of 9/9-9/15, 10,231T of grinding alfalfa and 700T 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 alfalfa, 155.00-165.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an 
instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 200.00-220.00, 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 
140.00-145.00, 
Brome, large squares 75.00-85.00/bale, large rounds 130.00-135.00. Sudan: large 
rounds 85.00-95.00; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00. Rye hay, large rounds, 
95.00-105.00.  Cornstalks: none reported. Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The 
week of 9/9-9/15, 3,444T of grinding alfalfa and 175T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, grinding alfalfa steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow alfalfa 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 170.00-180.00. Ground 
and 
delivered, none reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 125.00-
145.00. Good, mid to large squares 120.00-140.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 
with an instance at 120.00; Brome, Good, mid squares 140.00-150.00, large 
squares 125.00-135.00, large rounds 120.00-130.00. Sudan, large rounds 90.00-
100.00; Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. Straw: mid and large squares 70.00-
80.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 9/9-9/15, 2,155T 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, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa 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, good 120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 160.00-
170.00. Ground and delivered 175.00-185.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 
7.50/bale, large squares 105.00-115.00, large rounds 95.00-105.00; Brome: small 
squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 140.00-150.00 delivered, large rounds 
115.00-125.00, or 150.00 delivered. Sudan: large rounds 90.00-100.00; 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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