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USDA-DC: Kansas Hay Report

Manhattan, KS - Tue Dec 05, 2017 - Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  9,325/3,800     Last week: 9,766/4,049	Last year: 10,764/4,557
Hay market activity slow; demand moderate to good. Offerings of grinder hay 
light, with prices trending higher for alfalfa and firm for grass hay.  
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, conditions have deteriorated in Kansas as 
areas of abnormally dry (D0) and moderate drought (D1) expanded in response to 
below-normal precipitation and above-average temperatures during the past 30-to-
60 days, and there have been reports of signs of negative impact to the winter 
wheat crop. Scattered below-normal stream flows and below-normal precipitation 
during the past 30 days led to expansion of areas of moderate drought in south-
central Kansas. The abnormally dry (D0) category increased to 47.12. pct, while 
moderate drought (D1) increased to 15.33 pct. The Kansas Forage and Grassland 
Council is having their annual conference on December 12 in Salina.  Visit their 
website at for more information and registration.  If you have hay 
for sale, and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay 
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05/point higher, grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa and 
ground/delivered 5.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 
240.00-250.00. Dairy, .85-.95/point RFV, Supreme 155.00-175.00, Premium 155.00-
165.00, Good 135.00-155.00.  Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 110.00-120.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 120.00-130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 140.00-150.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large squares 80.00-90.00. Brome, 
none reported.  The week of 11/26-12/02, 9,325T of grinding alfalfa and *760T 
of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Cornstalks: large round 55.00-65.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05/point higher, grass hay, grinding alfalfa and 
ground/delivered steady, alfalfa pellets steady to firm; movement slow. Alfalfa: 
horse, small squares 240.00-245.00. Dairy, .85-.90/point RFV. Supreme 155.00-
165.00, Premium 150.00-160.00, Good 130.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 130.00-
135.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 
125.00-130.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 130.00-140.00. The week 
of 11/26-12/02, 3,800T of grinding alfalfa and 738T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 160.00-170.00, 17 pct 
protein 165.00-175.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 207.00-217.00. Grass hay: bluestem, 
large rounds 65.00-70.00; Brome: large rounds 70.00-75.00, small squares 105.00-
115.00. Sudan large rounds 80.00-90.00. Teff, small squares 6.25-6.75 per bale, 
large squares 115.00-125.00 delivered, large rounds 65.00-75.00.  Cornstalks: 
large rounds 55.00-60.00, cornstalks ground and delivered 60.00-70.00, Straw 
large squares 50.00-60.00, large rounds 50.00-55.00. Milo stalks 50.00-55.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa .05/point higher, grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa and 
ground/delivered 10.00-15.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 
210.00-220.00.  Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 100.00-110.00 with an 
instance at 125.00-135.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa 90.00-100.00. Ground and 
delivered, 105.00-115.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 105.00-
120.00. Good, mid and large squares 80.00-100.00, large rounds 60.00-70.00. 
Brome: small squares 6.00-8.00/bale. Good, mid and large squares 100.00-120.00, 
large rounds 75.00-85.00. Oat hay, large squares 120.00-130.00. Straw, mid 
squares 50.00-60.00.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa and grinding alfalfa steady, ground/delivered 5.00 higher; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Goat, 170.00-180.00. 
Dairy, Premium/Supreme .80-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 85.00-95.00. 
Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 80.00-90.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 95.00-105.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, and grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00-
10.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. 
Dairy .95-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-185.00, Good 
150.00-170.00.  Stock Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 
100.00-110.00 with a couple of instances at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 
115.00-125.00 Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 
90.00-100.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-
7.00/bale delivered, mid and large squares, 100.00-110.00, good large rounds 
75.00-80.00. Sudan large rounds 65.00-75.00; Milo Stalks: large rounds 40.00-
55.00; Straw: small squares, 4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large 
rounds 65.00-75.00. 

***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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