USDA Kansas Hay 01/14 06:30
Manhattan, KS Tue January 07, 2020 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
***** HAPPY NEW YEAR*****
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 12,258/5,159 Last week: NO REPORT Last year: 8,771/4,978
Hay market trade is slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady on limited
test. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, beneficial precipitation (0.5 to
1.5 inches) fell from the western half of Kansas north to southern and eastern
Nebraska, the last week of December. This recent precipitation prompted a 1 to
2-category improvements to the short-term drought areas in Kansas. A 2-category
improvement was justified where more than 1 inch of precipitation occurred, and
90-day precipitation is either at or above normal. However, severe drought (D2)
continues west of Garden City and Liberal, Kansas. During the past week, the
abnormal dryness (D0) is at 23 pct, moderate drought (D1) is at 6 pct, and
severe drought (D2) is at 4 pct. If you have any extra hay to sell and/or need
hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange:
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa steady; movement moderate.
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 240.00-250.00. 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, 100.00-120.00, Ground and
delivered locally to feed lots 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 12/29-1/04, 12,258T of grinding alfalfa and 2,756T 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 250.00-275.00. Dairy,
1.00-1.05/point RFV with an instance at 1.10/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, 90.00-105.00. 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, large rounds 60.00-70.00, and large squares
Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, and lesser
quality 70.00-80.00. Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00. Oat hay, large rounds,
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, and large rounds
The week of 12/29-1/04, 5,159T of grinding alfalfa and 775T of dairy alfalfa
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
12/29-1/04, 2,880T 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, 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 55.00-65.00. 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 12/29-1/04, 215T 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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