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USDA Kansas Hay                                    03/31 10:19


DC_GR310  
Manhattan, KS Tue March 31, 2020    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 11,706/5,117     Last week: 7,799/5,187 Last year: 8,528/6,446
           
Hay market trade slow; Prices steady. Most producers report demand as light 
and movement slow. However, there have been a few reports of increased 
inquiries and deliveries of alfalfa, directly attribute it to the lack of DDG 
availability. Farmers in the west and central areas are busy in the field 
planting, spraying, and fertilizing, while fieldwork is at a standstill 
again, for those in the southeast region. Rain tracked across southeast 
counties Monday night and Tuesday morning. The U.S. Drought Monitor indicated 
that dry conditions continue to persist in the drought and abnormally dry 
areas of eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and southwest Nebraska. Abnormal 
dryness (D0) remained at 8 pct, moderate drought (D1) remained at 4 pct, and 
severe drought (D2) remained at 2 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/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. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-125.00, Ground and 
delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 150.00-165.00. Grass Hay: 
Bluestem, good small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 60.00-70.00. Triticale: large rounds 100.00-105.00. Wheat 
straw: large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The 
week of 3/22-3/28, 11,706T of grinding alfalfa and 1,350T of dairy alfalfa 
was reported bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets steady; 
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. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 95.00-110.00, Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 
pct protein 195.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 200.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, none reported. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-
65.00. Wheat Straw: large squares 65.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The 
week of 3/22-3/28, 5,117T of grinding alfalfa and 342T 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 
150.00-160.00. 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 
110.00-120.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 
60.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 3/22-3/28, 1,548T of grass 
hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; grinding alfalfa steady to 5.00 
lower, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 125.00-135.00. Sudan, large rounds 60.00-70.00, corn stalks, large 
rounds 50.00-60.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/bale. Dairy 1.00/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. Stock 
Cow, 150.00-160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00. Ground and 
delivered 130.00-140.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, 
mid squares 90.00-100.00, large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds 70.00-
80.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large squares 105.00-120.00, 
large rounds 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. 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 3/22-3/28, 1,470T of grinding alfalfa 
and 280T 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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