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USDA Kansas Hay                                    02/20 08:55
Manhattan, KS   Tue Feb 20, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report  
Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  10,362/4,774      Last week: 10,324/4,926   Last year: 11,394/5,210
Hay market activity moderate; Demand remains good for both grinding alfalfa and 
grass hay, however supplies are limited for alfalfa.  Grass hay inquiries have 
increased. Prices overall are generally steady with grinding alfalfa continuing 
to strengthen. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a continuation of the 
recent snowy weather pattern in Northwest Kansas supported the reduction of 
moderate drought and abnormal dryness. Conversely, southern Kansas remained 
locked in the same drought which has held firm, intensifying the grip on the 
southern Plains. The abnormally dry (D0) category is at 99 pct, moderate 
(D1) is at 61 pct, severe drought (D2) is at 36 pct and extreme drought (D3) 
remains at 9 pct.  If you have hay for sale, and/or need hay here in Kansas, 
the services of the Internet Hay Exchange:
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; 
moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .85-.95/point 
Supreme 155.00-175.00, Premium 155.00-165.00, Good 135.00-155.00.  Stock or Dry 
Cow alfalfa, 115.00-125.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-140.00 with an 
instance at 150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
145.00-165.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00. The week of 2/11-
2/17, 10,362T of grinding alfalfa and 2,094T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 
Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-65.00, ground and delivered 70.00-75.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, alfalfa pellets, stock cow steady, grinding alfalfa 
and ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, 
small squares 230.00-235.00. Dairy, .90-.95/point RFV. Supreme 155.00-165.00, 
Premium 150.00-160.00, Good 130.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 135.00-140.00 
delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-130.00 with instance at 135.00.  
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-150.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun 
Cured 15 pct protein 175.00-180.00, 17 pct protein 180.00-190.00, Dehydrated 17 
pct 207.00-217.00. The week of 2/11-2/17, 4,774T of grinding alfalfa and 933T 
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 80.00-90.00, 
large rounds 65.00-75.00; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00, Sudan large 
70.00-75.00. Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-60.00, cornstalks ground and 
delivered 60.00-70.00, Straw mid to large squares 50.00-65.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and horse/goat 
steady; movement slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 215.00-225.00.  
Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 120.00-130.00.  Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered, 115.00-125.00. 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 2/11-2/17, 1,689T of 
hay were delivered. Straw, mid and large squares 50.00-60.00. Mulch, large 
rounds 50.00-55.00.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow to 
moderate. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat, 175.00-200.00. 
Dairy, Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 110.00-120.00. 
Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 105.00-110.00. Cornstalks, large rounds 80.00-85.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grass hay steady to 
10.00 higher, movement slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 9.00-
10.00/bale. Dairy .95-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-
185.00, Good 150.00-170.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding 
alfalfa, 95.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 125.00-
140.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 100.00-
110.00, large rounds 55.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-8.00/bale, 
mid and large squares, 125.00-130.00, good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Sudan 
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. Certified weed-free grass mulch small squares 
4.00-5.00/bale, large rounds 45.00/bale.

***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  
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