Kansas Hay Report

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 17th .

Compared to the last report, the hay market bumped up a little in all regions in response
to the short supply and deteriorating drought conditions. Producers in many parts of the
state saw some rain this past week but, once again, for most it wasn’t enough to move the
needle on the drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for September 13th, abnormally dry conditions (D0) decreased to 21%, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 11%, severe drought (D2) increased to 21%, extreme drought (D3) remined near near 31%, and exceptional drought (D4) increased to 12%. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published.
Southwest Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 15.00 higher, ground and delivered 10.00-
25.00 higher, movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, supreme small squares new crop
10.00-12.00/bale. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV, Supreme (185rfv – 200rfv) 240.00-280.00,
Premium (175rfv – 185rfv) 230.00-260.00, Good (150rfv – 170rfv) 195.00-240.00. Good, Stock or Dry Cow 280.00-285.00. Grinding alfalfa, large rounds, 270.00-280.00 delivered, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 255.00–265.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies 285.00-295.00; Grass Hay: Bluestem, large rounds 170.00-180.00 delivered, small squares 8.00/bale. The week of 09/11-09/17, 6,138.5T of grinding alfalfa and 500T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered steady to 10.00 higher,
alfalfa pellets 10.00 to 30.00 higher, movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares
255.00-275.00. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV, Supreme (185rfv – 200rfv) 240.00-280.00, Premium (175rfv – 185rfv) 230.00-260.00, Good (150rfv – 170rfv) 195.00-240.00. Good, Stock cow, 250.00-280.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 230.00-235.00 delivered, 3×4 and 4×4’s 235.00-245.00 delivered. Ground and delivered 245.00-255.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 265.00-285.00, 17 pct protein 265.00-290.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 310.00- 315.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-165.00, large squares 3×4’s 130.00-140.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00. Brome: small squares, 9.00/bale, 3×4’s 145.00-155.00, large rounds 135.00-140.00, mid square 3×3’s 175.00-185.00. Sudan: large rounds 160.00-170.00. Soybean stalks, large rounds 145.00-155.00. Soybean large round 150.00-200.00. Wheat straw: 115.00-125.00. The week of 09/11-09/17, 7,251.5T of grinding alfalfa and 1,600T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
Southeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady, bluestem grass hay steady, movement slow. Alfalfa:
horse or goat, 260.00-270.00. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Good, stock cow 220-230.00. Fair grinding alfalfa none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 140.00-160.00, good 3×4 squares 140.00-155.00, large round 120.00-130.00, Brome, large rounds 140.00-150.00, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 150.00-175.00. Wheat straw, large rounds, old contracts 60.00-70.00. The week of 09/11-09/17, T of grass hay was reported bought or sold.
Northwest Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 25.00 higher, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse
or goat, small squares 300.00-400.00 delivered, 3×4 squares 250.00-260.00. Dairy,
Premium/Supreme 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 235.00-245.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 220.00-230.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher, ground/delivered steady to
5.00 higher, bluestem grass hay 15.00-25.00 higher, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares, 11.50-12.50/bale. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV, Supreme (185rfv – 200rfv) 240.00-280.00, Premium (175rfv – 185rfv) 230.00-260.00, Good (150rfv – 170rfv) 195.00- 240.00. Horse hay, 3×4’s 290.00-300.00; Stock Cow 3×4’s 205.00-235.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, large rounds 220.00-230.00, large square 3×4’s 235.00-245.00; Ground and delivered, old contracts 185.00-195.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, large 3×4 squares 150.00-160.00, good large rounds 145.00-150.00, Brome: small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large rounds 145.00-155.00. Wheat straw: small squares 6.00/bale, large rounds 95.00-105.00, large squares 110.00-120.00. The week of 09/11-09/17, 550T of grinding alfalfa and 2,872T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
THIS HAS BEEN YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT. THIS IS KIM NETTLETON WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE, MANHATTAN, KS
** Prices above reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published.
***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

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