Hay market prices were steady for all hay types and demand remains strong for alfalfa, although now that we have warmer weather, the urgency has lessened. The first day of March was truly a lamb with comfortable temperatures in the high 40’s and 50’s with light winds. As the temperatures rise and days get longer, many are counting the bales they have left in their barns and the number of days to the first green up of pastures, which may prompt some to let loose of inventory they feel they don’t need. Folks are also busy preparing equipment for the 2021 hay season and getting ready to spread fertilizer if they haven’t already. According to the US Drought Monitor for the week of February 23rd, no changes were made to the drought categories. Abnormal dryness (D0) remained at 16.5%, moderate drought (D1) remained at 23%, severe drought (D2) remained at 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 2/21-2/27, 7,822T of grinding alfalfa and 1,558T 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 2/21-2/27 6,516T of grinding alfalfa and 318T 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 2/21-2/27, 1,724T 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 2/21-2/27, T of grinding alfalfa and T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.
THIS HAS BEEN YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT. THIS IS KIM NETTLETON WITH THE KDA, MANHATTAN, KS