Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue October 15th, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
				                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,520/5,509    Last week: 12,630/6,453      Last year: 8,348/3,082
             
Hay market trade was slow, demand was slow, and prices steady. Kansas had a 
taste of winter-like weather last week with temperatures dipping into the 
teen's and twenties, leaving frost on the grass. Even a stray snowflake or 
two could be found in the northwest counties.  Milder weather, however, was 
ushered in over the weekend, with highs in the 60's and 70's with lots of 
sunshine.  Farmers are in the field busy with corn and bean harvest and some 
even have a little hay left to bale.  Abnormally dry (D0) and moderate 
drought (D1) conditions, remain concentrated in the southwest region, with D0 
unchanged at 14 pct. and D1 unchanged at 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 and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
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 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00, Ground 
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies 150.00-160.00. Grass Hay: 
Bluestem premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Oat hay: none reported.  Sudan: 
None reported. Wheat straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-
75.00 delivered. The week of 10/6-10/12, 8,520T of grinding alfalfa and 
1,712T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The average paid by 
feedlots on October 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 166.05, down 3.74 
from the previous month, usage was 578T/day, down .06% and total usage was 
17,341T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 
steady; movement slow. 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, 130.00-150.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-
100.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, 135.00-145.00; Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-
220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00; Teff hay, mid squares 155.00-165.00.  
Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 70.00-
80.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, 
lesser quality 70.00-80.00. Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00 delivered. Oat 
hay, large rounds 70.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, 
large squares 70.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 10/6-10/12, 
5,509T of grinding alfalfa and 1,833T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on October 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 143.00, down 7.45 from the previous month, usage was 271T/day, 
up 13% and total usage was 8,123T.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  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, none reported. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 135.00-
145.00, good, mid to large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00. 
Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 120.00-135.00 
with an instance at 150.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-
85.00; Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-
65.00. The week of 10/6-10/12, 1,493T 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 1.00-1.05/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, 110.00-125.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, mid to large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 75.00-
85.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 
115.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 50.00-60.00. 
Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 100.00-
110.00 delivered, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  The week of 10/6-10/12, 888T of 
grinding alfalfa and 350T 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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