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USDA Kansas Hay                                    11/13 09:30
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue November 13, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
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Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,880/3,765 Last week: 7,811/3,815   Last year: 10,558/4,147
             
Hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light, on limited 
test. 
The alfalfa hay market remains sluggish. Everyone seems to have their current 
needs met or they are utilizing other feed stocks. There have been, however, a 
few inquiries from out of state horse and beef cattle owners. Snow tracked 
across the state toward the northeast, dropping anywhere from a trace to 5.0 
inches of snow in some places. Heaviest amounts fell in areas that had the 
least 
amount of rain over the summer. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 
conditions were unchanged during the past week. The abnormally dry (D0) 
category 
remains at 7 pct., and moderate drought (D1) remains at 1 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. 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, 165.00-
175.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00 
with 
an instance at 230.00-235.00; 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 
11/04-11/10, 7,880T of grinding alfalfa and 688T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. The average paid by feedlots on November 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 188.18, up 3.45 from last month, usage was 636T/day, down 1.0 
pct, 
and total usage was 19,722.5T.

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 11/04-11/10, 3,765T of grinding 
alfalfa and 325T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on November 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 175.98, up 6.99 from last 
month, usage was 267T/day, down 18.0 pct, and total usage was 8,276.5T.

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 11/04-11/10, 1,036T 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, none reported. 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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