Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue June 11, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
					                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,292/4,975   Last week: 7,357/5,604    Last year: 9,478/5,083
             
Hay market trade activity remains slow, demand is slow but there has been 
increasing inquiries, while prices remain mostly steady for old crop. New crop 
pricing seems to be all over the map, as folks are in a quandary on how to price 
this first cutting. One thing for certain, now that the sun is shining, is that 
producers are in the field frantically swathing and baling hay before the next 
rain shower.  Most have reported this current cutting is going directly to the 
grinder market.  Very little dairy quality hay has been baled yet. There has 
been a lot of hay wrapped this year due to the lack of good hay curing weather. 
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, old crop grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, 
new crop ground and delivered steady to 20.00 lower, movement slow. Alfalfa: 
horse, premium small squares 250.00-270.00. Alfalfa: Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, 
Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry 
Cow old crop 185.00-195.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, old crop 160.00-170.00, 
new crop 125.00-145.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 
old crop 195.00-205.00, new crop 140.00-160.00; Bluestem, premium small squares 
140.00-150.00; Triticale: large rounds, new crop 60.00-80.00/bale; Sudan: none 
reported; The week of 6/02-6/08, 8,292T of grinding alfalfa and 800T of dairy 
alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grass hay, old crop grinding alfalfa, and 
ground/delivered steady; new crop ground and delivered steady to 5.00 lower; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-215.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-
175.00. Stock cow, old crop, 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, old crop 
140.00-150.00 with an instance of 150.00-160.00, new crop 120.00-130, with an 
instance at 140.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots old crop 165.00-
185.00, new crop 140.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 
210.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 220.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 285.00-295.00; 
Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares none reported, large squares none reported; 
Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; The week of 6/02-6/08, 4,975T of grinding 
alfalfa and 874T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-240.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock 
cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium small squares 140.00-
150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, good large squares, 110.00-120.00, 
large rounds 100.00-115.00. Brome, good, small squares none reported, mid to 
large squares 140.00-155.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00; Sudan: large rounds 
75.00-85.00; Oat hay, mid squares 60.00/bale; Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 
75.00-100.00. Mulch: large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 6/02-6/08, 923T of 
grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 160.00-165.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 140.00-
150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, new crop, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/bale. Dairy 
1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock Cow, old crop, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, old crop, grinding 
alfalfa, 135.00-145.00. Ground and delivered 160.00-170.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large rounds 100.00-
110.00. Brome, small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large squares 145.00-155.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 115.00-120.00; Sudan: large rounds 
80.00-90.00; Wheat Straw: mid squares 80.00-90.00, and large rounds 60.00-70.00.  
The week of 6/02-6/08, 434T of grinding alfalfa and 400T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered.  

***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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