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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, 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:
Southwest Kansas  
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.

Southeast Kansas 
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.

Northwest Kansas 
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 
dairies, 90.00-100.00. 

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  
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