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DC_GR310

Manhattan, KS Tue June 23, 2020    Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kansas Hay Market Report

*CORRECTION

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Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central

Tonnage: 8,498/5,083     Last week: 7,050/5,132     Last year: 7,767/5,533

 

Hay market trade slow and demand light, prices remain fairly steady but with an undertone of strength. A few more trades and inquiries were reported and likely due to the pressure of the worsening drought. The abnormal heat, low humidity, and gusty winds has exacerbated the lack of precipitation. Good news however, many areas welcomed rain over the weekend and were thankful to receive it, but is it too little, too late? According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, abnormal dryness (D0) increased to 33 pct, moderate drought (D1) increased to 22 pct, severe drought (D2) decreased to 8 pct and extreme drought (D3) increased to 5 pct. 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.

 

Southwest Kansas

Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 160.00-165.00. Old crop, Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-125.00; new crop grinding alfalfa 115.00-125.00 delivered, with an instance of new crop grinder hay in the bale at 120.00 at the edge. Old crop, ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 145.00-155.00; new crop ground and delivered 140.00-155.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares none reported, large squares 100.00-110.00. Sudan: large rounds none reported. Corn stalks ground and delivered, none reported. Wheat straw: none reported. The week of 6/14-6/20, 8,498T of grinding alfalfa and 1,109T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

 

South Central Kansas

Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady;, grinding alfalfa steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow. 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, 140.00-150.00. Old crop, fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 85.00-100.00; New crop fair/good grinding alfalfa 105.00-115.00 delivered. Old crop, ground and delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-150.00; new crop ground and delivered 130.00-145.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 185.00-195.00 with an instance at 200.00, 17 pct protein 195.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, none reported. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat Straw: none reported.  The week of 6/14-6/20, 5,083T of grinding alfalfa and 425T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

 

Southeast Kansas

Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow 140.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 125.00-135.00, good, mid squares 105.00-120.00, large squares, 90.00-110.00, large rounds 60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 100.00-110.00, large rounds new crop,75.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-70.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 6/14-6/20, 909T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

 

Northwest Kansas

Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00. Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00.

 

North Central-Northeast Kansas

Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares new crop, 9.00/bale. Old crop dairy 1.00/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. New crop dairy 1.00-1.05/pt. Stock Cow, none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00. Ground and delivered 120.00-130.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, mid to large squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Brome, small squares new crop *8.50/bale, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds Old crop 55.00-65.00, New crop 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 70.00-80.00, large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 6/14-6/20, 782T of grinding alfalfa and 1,025T 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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