HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEB 20th . . . . .
Hay market prices were steady for all hay types and demand remains strong, although fewer loads moved due to weather related issues. The sub-freezing temperatures last week tested everyone’s patience with problems galore, which included jelled fuel lines, dangerous road conditions, rolling black outs, frozen water lines, frozen ears on cattle and, even worse, frozen calves. Record low temperatures were set across the state, with one of the coldest recorded at Scandia, KS with -25 degree. Such cold temperatures had farmers and ranchers feeding more hay and rolling out round bales for their cattle to lay on. Contributors also expressed their concerns on the lack of hay available to get them to new crop. But better days are ahead and this week’s warm up will have us turning our thoughts to the spring and raising hopes for the upcoming hay year. According to the US Drought Monitor for the week of February 16th, only nominal changes were made to the drought categories due to snow that fell within the last couple of weeks. Abnormal dryness (D0) decreased to 16.5%, moderate drought (D1) remained at 23%, severe drought (D2) decrease to 6.5%, and extreme drought (D3) remained at 10%. 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.
** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered steady; movement moderate. Alfalfa:
horse, premium small squares 260.00-280.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185-
237.00.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-178.50. Stock or Dry Cow 165.00-175.00. Grinding alfalfa 170.00-180.00, with an instance at 190.00-200.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 180.00-195 with instances at 215.00-225.00. Grass Hay: small squares none reported, large 4×4 squares 100.00-110.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00. Sorghum: none reported; Corn Stalks: none reported; Wheat straw, small squares 3.50-4.50/bale, large 3×4 squares 80.00-90.00. The week of 2/14-2/20, 7,273T of grinding alfalfa and 1,633T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement
moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy, 1.00/point RFV, Supreme
185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-178.00. Stock cow, 150.00-160.00.
Fair/good grinding alfalfa 145.00-155.00 delivered with instances at 160.00 delivered.
Ground and delivered 160.00-170.00 with an instance at 190.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured
15 pct protein 190.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 200.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 305.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 100.00-110.00, large rounds 60.00-90.00. Brome: large 4×4 squares 100.00-120.00, large rounds 95.00-100.00. Teff: large 3×4 squares 155.00- 165.00, large rounds 120.00-130.00. Sudan: large rounds 80.00-85.00. Corn stalks: none reported; Wheat straw: none reported. The week of 2/14-2/20 6,498T of grinding alfalfa and 343T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grass hay steady; movement slow
to moderate. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow
150.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 135.00-145.00, or 160.00-170.00
delivered. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 120.00- 125.00, good 3×3 squares 100.00-125.00, good, 3×4 squares 90.00-120.00, large 4×4 squares 90.00-110.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Brome, good, small squares none reported, 3×4 to 4×4 squares 95.00-125.00, large rounds 65.00-80.00. Wheat Straw: 3×4 and 4×4 squares 60.00- 80.00. The week of 2/14-2/20, 1,620T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa steady; movement slow. Alfalfa:
Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 145.00-155.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-140.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, none reported. Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00. Wheat straw, large squares none reported.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow to
moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares, 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point
RFV, Supreme 185-237.00.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-178.50. Stock Cow, 150.00- 160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground and delivered 140.00-150.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, 3×4 to 4×4 squares 100.00-105.00, large rounds 60.00-90.00. Brome, small squares 6.50-7.50/bale, 3×4 to 4×4 squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large rounds, 65.00-75.00. Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00- 6.00/bale, large 4×4 squares 75.00-85.00, 100.00-110.00 delivered, large rounds 65.00- 75.00. The week of 2/14-2/20, 2,563T of grinding alfalfa and 588T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
THIS HAS BEEN YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT. THIS IS KIM NETTLETON WITH THE KDA, MANHATTAN, KS