USDA Kansas Hay 11/14 12:46
Manhattan, KS Tue Nov 14, 2017 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
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
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
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.
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady;
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
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
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
80.00-90.00. Teff, small squares 6.25-6.75 per bale, large squares
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.
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
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.
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, and grinding alfalfa, steady; movement slow.
Alfalfa: small squares, horse quality none reported. Goat, 170.00-180.00.
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
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, grass hay steady;
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
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
65.00-75.00. Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale delivered, mid and
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
***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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