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USDA Kansas Hay 05/21 11:00

USDA Kansas Hay                                    05/21 11:00
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue May 21, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
*correction
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,143/4,545    Last week: 8,184/4,976   Last year: 7,483/3,305
             
Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow, while prices remain 
generally steady with a slight softening to old crop grinder hay. Folks took 
advantage of the warm and dry weather last week, with those who could get into 
the field spraying, planting, cutting or baling. Of course, nothing lasts 
forever and sever weather marched across the state over the weekend and is 
forecast to continue into the rest of the week. Talk of new crop pricing was a 
hot topic this last week but very few new sales are being reported. Everyone 
expects prices to be lower but until the hay is cut and put up in the barn dry, 
no one really wants to commit to price. 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 250.00-270.00. 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 185.00-195.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 160.00-
170.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00; 
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 85.00-95.00; Wheat 
straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 5/12-5/18, 8,143T of grinding 
alfalfa and 900T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, and grass hay steady, 
ground/delivered steady to 10.00 lower; movement slow. 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, 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 140.00-150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 
165.00-175.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct 
protein 220.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 265.00-275.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares none reported, large squares none reported; Sudan: large rounds 
70.00-80.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 5/12-5/18, 
4,545T of grinding alfalfa and 500T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-240.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium small squares 140.00-
150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, good large squares, 110.00-120.00, 
large rounds 100.00-115.00. Brome, good, small squares none reported, mid to 
large squares 140.00-155.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00; Sudan: large rounds 
75.00-85.00; Oat hay, mid squares 60.00/bale; Wheat Straw: mid and large 
squares 
75.00-100.00. Mulch: large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of *5/12-5/18, 885T 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.

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, 135.00-145.00. 
Ground and delivered 160.00-170.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00-
8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00. Brome, 
small 
squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large squares 145.00-155.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 
with an instance at 115.00-120.00; 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 
80.00-90.00.  The week of 5/12-5/18, *480T 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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