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USDA Kansas Hay 08/20 10:35

USDA Kansas Hay                                    08/20 10:35
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue August 20, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,497/8,429 Last week: 7,293/6,192    Last year: 10,423/5,149
             
Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was moderate, and prices remained 
steady. The feeling is that the market should stay steady for a bit, as hay and 
feed supplies currently seem ample, although there is still a lot of hay moving 
out of state to the east. Rain continued in the east while the south-central 
region missed out again.  According to the U.S. drought monitor, several inches 
of rain doused a broad area from eastern Kansas northwestward through South 
Dakota, western North Dakota, and the northern High Plains. Dryness and drought 
were confined to central and southern Kansas, east-central Nebraska, and 
northern North Dakota, where a small area of severe drought was introduced. In 
contrast to areas farther north, central and south-central Kansas recorded only 
0.5 to locally 2.0 inches of rain since mid-July; The abnormally dry category 
is 
at 23 pct while moderate drought is at 1.42 pct.  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 steady; ground/delivered steady to 10.00 lower, 
movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 225.00-235.00. 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 165.00-175.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-
130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. 
Grass Hay: buffalo/bermuda mix small squares 6.50-7.50/bale, large rounds 65.00-
75.00. Oat hay: large rounds, 115.00-125.00, rained on 80.00.  Wheat straw: 
large rounds and large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 8/11-8/17, 
8,497T of grinding alfalfa and 1,250T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
bought/sold. 
The average paid by feedlots on August 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 
171.35, down 7.69 from the previous month, usage was 597T/day, down 10% and 
total usage was 18,514.5T. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05 lower, alfalfa pellets, ground/delivered steady, 
grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 lower; movement slow to moderate. 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, 145.00-155.00. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots 135.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 
200.00-210.00, 
17 pct protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 305.00-315.00; Teff hay, mid 
squares 135.00-145.00.  Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale. 
Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, lesser quality 
70.00-80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: small squares 5.50-
6.50/bale, large rounds 40.00-60.00. The week of 8/11-8/17, 8,429T of grinding 
alfalfa and 1,308T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The average paid 
by feedlots on August 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 149.20, down 14.20 
from the previous month, usage was 261T/day, up 10% and total usage was 
8,090.5T. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.10/point 
RFV. Stock cow 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-140.00. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 140.00-150.00, 
good, mid to large squares, 85.00-110.00, large rounds 80.00-100.00. Brome, 
good, small squares 125.00-135.00, mid to large squares 120.00-150.00, large 
rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: mid and large 
squares 75.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 8/11-8/17, 1,206T of 
grass hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 215.00-225.00. 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 
feedlots 
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, 100.00-115.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, large squares 95.00-105.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-
8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 120.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-
95.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 95.00-
105.00 delivered, large rounds 50.00-60.00.  The week of 8/11-8/17, 838T 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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