Kansas Hay Report

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 24th. . . 

Compared to the last report, demand remains light, and grinding alfalfa prices continue to fall. There are still lots of folks  wanting to sell grinding alfalfa, but buyers are few and far between. Grass hay is starting to lose its momentum as sales  begin to slow and prices begin to soften. The warm weather has everyone turning to the fields applying fertilizers and getting  a jump on the 2024 growing season. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for February 20th, The categorical percent area  for abnormally dry conditions (D0) remained near 22%, moderate drought (D1) remained near 26%, severe drought (D2)  remained just over 2%, and no extreme drought (D3) or exceptional drought (D4) was recorded. **Prices below reflect the  average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. 

Southwest Kansas  

Trade activity is slow. Dairy alfalfa and ground and delivered alfalfa prices are steady. Grinding alfalfa $20.00 lower. Alfalfa: Dairy, $1.35-$1.45/point RFV. Good, Stock or Dry Cow none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds $140.00-$150.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s $155.00-$165.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies $210.00-$220.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein $305.00-315.00, 17 pct protein $310.00-$320.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem small squares $8.00/bale, bluestem CRP large rounds $75.00/ton. Corn stalks: 3×4’s $100.00 delivered. Sudan,  

large square 4×4’s $110.00-$115.00 delivered. The week of 2/18-2/24, 4,429T of grinding alfalfa and 225T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold. 

South Central Kansas  

Trade activity is slow. Alfalfa pellet, and dairy alfalfa and ground and delivered alfalfa prices are steady. Grinding  alfalfa steady to $5.00 lower. Alfalfa: horse, small squares $13.00-15.00/bale; Dairy $1.35-$1.45/point RFV. Good, Stock  cow, $225.00-$235.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds $160.00–$170.00 delivered, 3×4 and 4×4’s $165.00-$175.00 delivered. Alfalfa ground and delivered $190.00-$200.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein $300.00-$310.00, 17 pct  protein $305.00-$315.00, Dehydrated 17 pct protein: $400.00-$405.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares $200.00, large  rounds $100.00-$120.00, large square 3×4’s none reported. Brome, none reported. Sudan, large rounds $70.00-$80.00.  The week of 2/18-2/24, 5,742.5T of grinding alfalfa and 1,100T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.  

Southeast Kansas  

Trade activity is slow. Dairy alfalfa price is steady, bluestem hay price mostly steady with large squares $15.00  lower. Brome hay steady. Alfalfa: horse or goat, none reported. Dairy $1.35-$1.45/point RFV. Good, stock cow $200.00- $220.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds none reported, large square 3×4’s none reported. Grass hay: Bluestem,  small squares $200.00-$205.00, large round $140.00-$150.00, large square 3×4 and 4×4’s $160.00-$170.00. Brome, small  squares $200.00-$205.00, large rounds none reported, large square 3×4 and 4×4’s $180.00-$200.00. Corn stalks: large  rounds $60.00-$70.00. The week 2/18-2/24, 1,066T of grass hay was reported bought or sold. 

Northwest Kansas  

Trade activity is slow. Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa prices are steady. Alfalfa: horse, small squares $13.25/bale. Dairy,  Premium/Supreme $1.40-$1.50/point RFV. Stock cow, good, $200.00-$230.00, Alfalfa Good 3×3’s $200.00, Premium 3×3’s $280.00, Fair/good grinding alfalfa: $180.00-$200.00. Sudan large rounds $60.00-$70.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas  

Trade activity is slow. Dairy alfalfa, steady. Grinding alfalfa large rounds steady, large squares 25.00 lower, Ground  and delivered $10.00 lower. Grass hay steady. Alfalfa: Dairy $1.40-$1.50/point RFV; Horse hay, premium small squares:  none reported; Stock Cow 3×4’s none reported; Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, large rounds $145.00-$155.00, large square  3×4’s $160.00-$170.00. Alfalfa ground and delivered $200.00-$210.00, alfalfa/sudan mix ground and delivered $195.00- 

$205.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares $7.00-$8.00/bale, large rounds $135.00-$145.00, large square 3×4 and 4×4’s  $175.00-$185.00. Brome: large rounds $160.00-$170.00, large square 3×4 and 4×4’s $180.00-$190.00. Corn stalks:  $60.00-$70.00. Milo stalks: $75.00-$85.00. Soybean stalks: large rounds $85.00-$95.00. Wheat straw: large rounds and  large squares $105.00-$115.00. The week of 2/18-2/24, 357T of grinding alfalfa and 567T 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  

RFV Chart 

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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