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USDA Kansas Hay                                    02/19 09:25
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue February 19, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,955/5,387   Last week:  9,014/6,455  Last year: 12,192/5,494
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate. 
Prices remain steady for all hay types. Hay movement has picked up only 
slightly, with the weather being the limiting factor. Inquires continue to 
come in daily from those in need of hay, as this winter weather continues to 
try our patience. Snow arrived once again last week across the state, with 
more predicted for the upcoming week. Although the ground hog declared spring 
was on its way, it can't arrive soon enough for most folks.  On the positive 
side, the sky begins to lighten a littler earlier each morning which is a 
good indications that spring is indeed coming.  If you have any extra hay to 
sell 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 to moderate. 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, 170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 195.00-205.00 with an instance at 215.00-220.00; Bluestem, premium 
small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00; Cornstalks: 
Large rounds 65.00-75.00, ground and delivered 85.00-90.00; Wheat straw: 
large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 2/10-2/16, 10,955T of grinding alfalfa 
and 1,085T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots on 
February 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 194.46, up 1.28 from last 
month, usage was 603T/day, down 9.5 pct., and total usage was 18,704T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, grass hay 
steady; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-
210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-215.00, Premium 175.00-
200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 170.00-180.00 delivered. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 150.00-165.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 
180.00-190.00 with an instance at 200.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct 
protein 215.00-225.00, 17 pct protein 215.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
255.00-265.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares none 
reported, large squares 130.00-140.00, large round none reported. Brome, none 
reported; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 100.00-105.00; 
Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 2/10-2/16, 5,387T of 
grinding alfalfa and 1,300T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid 
by feedlots on February 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 175.18, up 
4.08 from last month, usage was 336T/day, down 13 pct., and total usage was 
10,416.5T.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV. Stock cow 180.00-190.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 165.00-
175.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium 
small squares 140.00-150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, large squares, 
good quality 110.00-115.00, better quality, 130.00-140.00, large rounds 
110.00-125.00 with an instance at 130.00. Brome, good, small squares 150.00-
160.00, mid squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 145.00-155.00, 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 2/10-2/16, 1,188T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 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 160.00-165.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 140.00-
150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00; 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 140.00-150.00 
with an instance at 160.00. Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: 
Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 125.00 to 135.00. Brome, small 
squares 9.00-10.00/bale, large squares 150.00-165.00, large rounds 115.00-
125.00 with an instance at 140.00-150.00; 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.  The week of 2/10-2/16, 501T of grinding alfalfa and 
400T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  

***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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