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USDA Kansas Hay 03/19 08:15

USDA Kansas Hay                                    03/19 08:15
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue March 19, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,968/6,329   Last week:  10,093/5,108    Last year: 9,410/3,736
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand is moderate, and 
prices have remained steady for all hay types. Spring feels as if she is on 
her way with the mild temperatures and sunny skies that occurred over the St. 
Patrick's Day weekend, and officially arrives on the 20th. Producers are 
starting to let go of some of their inventory, as a hint of green can be seen 
in the wheat fields and pastures. Although snow melt, and rain received last 
week has created flooding for some in our northeast counties, our thoughts 
turn to our neighbors to the north in Nebraska, who are struggling through 
some of the worst flooding they have seen in years. If you have hay, feed 
stuffs, fencing materials, equipment, etc. that you are willing to donate, 
please contact the Nebraska Department of Agriculture at 1-800-831-0550. 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 270.00-290.00. 
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 210.00-220.00; Bluestem, premium 
small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; 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 3/10-3/16, 9,968T of grinding alfalfa 
and 767T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

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, 185.00-195.00 delivered. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 
180.00-195.00 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, large squares 
130.00-140.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 100.00-
110.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 3/10-3/16, 6,329T 
of grinding alfalfa and 925T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

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 3/10-3/16, 1,157T 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 165.00-175.00. 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 3/10-3/16, 628T of grinding alfalfa and 
350T 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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