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USDA Kansas Hay 11/26 10:35

USDA Kansas Hay                                    11/26 10:35
Manhattan, KS Tue November 26th, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report

DECEMBER 10, 2019.


Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,591/8,635    Last week: 9,760/9,414     Last year: 7,874/3,614
Hay market trade is slow to moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices 
remain steady. Drought continues to plague the western regions of the state. 
According to the US Drought Monitor, a new sliver of extreme drought (D3) was 
added in southwestern Kansas, where several locations have reported less than 
one-half inch of precipitation since September 1. Reported precipitation values 
are less than 15% of normal. In the driest areas, winter wheat has struggled to 
emerge and become established, with the recent cold wave being a complicating 
factor. The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council is having their annual 
conference on December 10 in Wichita. Visit their website at www.ksfgc.org for 
more information and registration. If you have any extra hay to sell and/or 
hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 

Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 5.00 higher; 
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 235.00-245.00. 
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, 
110.00-125.00, Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-
160.00. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, 
large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 11/17-11/23, 8,591T of 
alfalfa and 1,631T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; 
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 210.00-220.00. 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, 95.00-105.00. 
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 60.00-70.00, large squares 75.00-85.00. 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. Oat hay, 80.00-85.00. 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 11/17-11/23, 8,635T of grinding alfalfa 
and 863T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
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 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-140.00, 
good, mid squares 120.00-140.00, large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 
60.00-70.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 
120.00-135.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 
11/17-11/23, *2,596T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas 
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, 100.00-
110.00. 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 to moderate. 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, 150.00-160.00. 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, mid to large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. Brome, 
small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, mid to large squares 115.00-150.00, large rounds 
80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-66.00. 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 11/17-11/23, 234T of grinding alfalfa and 450T 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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