USDA Kansas Hay 11/05 07:40
Manhattan, KS Tue November 5th, 2019 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,136/5,836 Last week: 8,078/6,362 Last year: 7,811/3,815
Hay market trade was slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady. Reports
harvest wrapping up are starting to roll in, but the majority of producers are
still busy in the fields. Most areas received a taste of winter weather last
week, but snow fall totals were minimal. Supplies of high quality hay are being
reported as short, but here seems to be plenty of grinder hay. 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.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow.
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV,
Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry
Cow 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 105.00-120.00. Ground and
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. Wheat straw: large
rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of
7,136T of grinding alfalfa and 728T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-
175.00. Stock cow, 130.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00.
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-145.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun
cured 15 pct protein 200.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 205.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17
pct 300.00-310.00; Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale,
rounds 70.00-80.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-
110.00, lesser quality 70.00-80.00. Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered.
Oat hay, none reported. Teff: mid to large squares 140.00-160.00. Wheat Straw:
small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-
65.00. The week of 10/27-11/2, 5,836T of grinding alfalfa and 1,200T of dairy
alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement
slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock
cow 150.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-140.00,
good, mid to large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Brome,
good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 120.00-135.00 with an
instance at 150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00;
Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of
10/26-11/2, 1,892T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow.
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 105.00-
115.00 with instances at 125.00-140.00. Ground and delivered locally to
and dairies, 125.00-135.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/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, none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-125.00.
Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, mid to large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds
Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 115.00-
150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 50.00-60.00. Wheat Straw:
small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 100.00-110.00 delivered,
large rounds 60.00-70.00. The week of 10/27-11/2, 701T of grinding alfalfa and
350T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
***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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