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USDA Kansas Hay                                    11/14 12:46
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS   Tue Nov 14, 2017    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
*correction

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  10,558/*4,147     Last week: 10,467/3,654Last year: 11,165/4,220
             
Hay market activity slow; demand moderate to good; offerings of grinder hay 
light; prices steady. The interest in finding grinding alfalfa continues across 
the state without much luck. Producers are reporting that they are receiving 
increased inquiries for grinding alfalfa, but they either do not have it, have 
not had the time to sell it or are holding on to it for their own use. However, 
with grain harvest winding down, sales of hay should pick up after the 
holidays. 
According to NASS, fog and drizzle hampered harvest progress in some areas, but 
rainfall totals remained at or near zero throughout the entire state. The 
abnormally dry (D0) category increased only slightly to 14.20 pct, while 
moderate drought (D1) stayed steady at .64 pct. The Kansas Forage and Grassland 
Council is having their annual conference on December 12 in Salina.  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 and ground/delivered steady; 
movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .80-.90/point RFV, 
Supreme 150.00-165.00, Premium 145.00-155.00, Good 125.00-145.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 105.00-115.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 130.00-140.00, with instances at 
145.00.  The week of 11/05-11/11, 10,558T of grinding alfalfa and 670T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. Cornstalks: large round 50.00-60.00

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, steady; grinding alfalfa and 
ground/delivered 5.00-10.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 
240.00-245.00, Dairy, .75-.85/point RFV. Supreme 140.00-150.00, Premium 130.00-
145.00, Good 110.00-130.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 130.00-135.00 delivered. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 125.00-130.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 130.00-140.00. The week of 
11/05-11/11, 
4,147T of grinding alfalfa and 1,275T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 160.00-165.00, 17 pct protein 165.00-170.00, 
Dehydrated 17 pct 205.00-215.00. Grass hay: bluestem, large rounds 65.00-70.00; 
Brome: large rounds 70.00-75.00, small squares 105.00-115.00. Sudan large 
rounds 
80.00-90.00. Teff, small squares 6.25-6.75 per bale, large squares 
115.00-125.00 
delivered, large rounds 65.00-75.00.  Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-60.00, 
cornstalks ground and delivered 60.00-70.00, Straw large squares 50.00-60.00, 
large rounds 50.00-55.00. Milo stalks 50.00-55.00.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 210.00-220.00.  Dairy .75-.85/point RFV. Stock 
cow alfalfa 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 125.00-135.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding 
alfalfa 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 90.00. Ground and delivered, 90.00-
100.00 with an instance at 110.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 
105.00-120.00. Good, mid and large squares 80.00-100.00.00, large rounds 60.00-
70.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-
120.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. Oat hay, large squares 120.00-130.00. Straw, 
mid squares 50.00-60.00.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, and grinding alfalfa, steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: small squares, horse quality none reported. Goat, 170.00-180.00. 
Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 85.00-95.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 90.00-100.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, grass hay steady; 
movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 9.00-10.00/bale.  Dairy 1.00-1.15/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00.  Premium 180.00-195.00, Good 160.00-180.00.  Stock 
Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00 with a 
couple 
of instances at 110.00-120.00. Ground and delivered, 115.00-125.00 Grass hay: 
bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 90.00-100.00, large 
rounds 
65.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale delivered, mid and 
large 
squares, 100.00-110.00, good large rounds 75.00-80.00. Sudan large rounds 65.00-
75.00; 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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