Kansas Hay Report
Manhattan, KS Tue September 10, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report

Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,448/6,260     Last week: No Report    Last year: 10,056/4,146
Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was moderate, and prices 
remained steady, on limited test. Most hay and forage pricing remains steady, 
although there is a softer undertone to grinder hay and grass hays due to 
lower quality and high abundance. Now that it has dried out a bit, grass hay 
producers are franticly putting up the last of the prairie hay while alfalfa 
producers are finishing 3rd cutting and many are well into their fourth. Hay 
season is rapidly coming to a close as thoughts turn to the fall harvest. 
Although the corn and beans still need that summer sun, there has been some 
corn chopping and harvesting going on. 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/delivered steady; movement moderate. 
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock 
or Dry Cow 165.00-175.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 120.00-130.00. Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. Grass Hay: 
Bluestem premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Oat hay: large rounds, rained 
on 75.00-85.00.  Wheat straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-
75.00 delivered. The week of 9/01-9/07, 8,448T of grinding alfalfa and 874T 
of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-
210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, Premium 175.00-
200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 145.00-155.00. Fair/Good grinding 
alfalfa, 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-
150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-210.00, 17 pct 
protein 210.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 305.00-315.00; Teff hay, mid squares 
135.00-145.00.  Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale. 
Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, lesser 
quality 70.00-80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: small 
squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large rounds 40.00-60.00. The week of 9/01-9/07, 
6,260T of grinding alfalfa and 1408T of dairy alfalfa was reported 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV. Stock cow 150.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-
140.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small 
squares 135.00-145.00, good, mid to large squares, 90.00-120.00, large rounds 
80.00-100.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 
120.00-150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week 
of 9/01-9/07, 1,151T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 215.00-225.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 105.00-
115.00 with instances at 125.00-140.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, 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, none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-115.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. 
Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 120.00-
150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale 
delivered, large squares 95.00-105.00 delivered, large rounds 50.00-60.00.  
The week of 9/01-9/07, 976T of grinding alfalfa and 300T 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 
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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