USDA Kansas Hay 11/21 08:45
Manhattan, KS Tue Nov 21, 2017 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 9,866/3,911 Last week: 10,558/4,147Last year: 11,004/4,206
Hay market activity slow; demand moderate to good; offerings of grinder hay
light; prices steady. Grinding alfalfa continues to be illusive and producers
continue to receive increased inquiries. Per NASS, some producers were waiting
for crops to dry down to finish with harvest, while fog and drizzle slowed
progress in some areas. Rain would be welcomed to help the winter wheat crop,
with light precipitation recorded in the north and southeast, with minimal
amounts scattered throughout the rest of the state. According to the U.S.
Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category increased slightly to 17.78
pct, while moderate drought (D1) increased to 1.07 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.
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 steady and ground/delivered 5.00
higher; 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
Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 105.00-115.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-
125.00 with an instance at 130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and
dairies, 135.00-145.00, with instances at 150.00. The week of 11/12-11/18,
9,866T of grinding alfalfa and 735T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.
large round 50.00-60.00. The average paid by feedlots on November 1*
made to date sequence due to clerical error) for alfalfa ground and delivered
was 129.98, up 3.39 from last month, usage was 763T/day, down 14.82 pct, and
total usage was 23,654T.
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
3,911T of grinding alfalfa and 925T 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. The average paid by feedlots
on November 1* (correction made to date sequence due to clerical error)for
alfalfa ground and delivered was 124.89, up 13.80 from last month, usage was
310T/day, down 22.69 pct, and total usage was 9,613T.
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 .05-.10 per point lower, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, and
grass hay steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares
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,
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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