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USDA Kansas Hay                                    10/16 10:10
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS   Tue October 16, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report      
                   
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,125/4,006Last week: 8,348/3,082 Last year:  8,640/4,582
             
Hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady to 5.00 lower for grinding 
alfalfa and steady to 10.00 lower for feed hay, demand light to moderate. 
Unlike 
the previous week, farmers have NOT been busy in the fields due to a slow 
moving 
cold front that dropped an average two to nine inches of rain across Kansas. 
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, existing areas of dryness and drought in 
east-central and northeastern Kansas were inundated by the heavy to excessive 
rainfall from a slow moving system. The areas of dryness and drought improved 
dramatically, with 2-category Drought Monitor improvements common. The 
abnormally dry (D0) category is at 3 pct., moderate drought (D1) is at 7 pct., 
severe drought (D2) is at .72 pct., and extreme (D3) and exceptional drought 
(D4) have been eliminated. NASS reported that Kansas alfalfa hay production was 
expected to be down 21 pct. from last year, area for harvest down 14 pct. and 
yield down .3 tons per acre. All other hay production is expected to be down 30 
pct. from last year, area for harvest down 5 pct., and yield down .5 tons per 
acre. 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 steady, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 5.00 lower; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 280.00-300.00. 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 alfalfa, 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
165.00-175.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-
205.00. 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 10/7-10/13, 
8,125T 
of grinding alfalfa and 633T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets steady, grinding 
alfalfa 5.00 lower; 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 alfalfa, 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 75.00-85.00/bale, large rounds 
130.00-135.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00; Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 
10/7-10/13, 4,006T of grinding alfalfa and 425T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00 
lower, 
movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 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 90.00-100.00; Oat hay, mid 
squares 150.00-160.00. Straw, mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch, large 
rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 10/7-10/13, 1,613T 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, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa, 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, good 120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 150.00-
160.00. Ground and delivered 175.00-185.00. 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 140.00-150.00, large rounds 110.00-
120.00. Sudan: large rounds 90.00-100.00; 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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