USDA Kansas Hay 02/11 09:10
Manhattan, KS Tue February 11, 2020 Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 10,070/4,711 Last week: 9,525/5,617 Last year: 9,014/6,455
Hay market trade remains slow; alfalfa prices remain mostly steady while grass
hay prices weaken. Current trades are mostly on previously contracted hay with
very few new sales reported. However, more hay moving on the roadways can be
seen across the state and out of state. Many conversations have revolved
where this market will be going. Most agree the market should stay steady and
perhaps soften a bit the closer we get to spring; that is assuming that winter
weather does not decide to come in and sit on us for 3-4 weeks. According to
U.S. Drought Monitor, abnormal dryness (D0) decreased slightly to 22 pct,
moderate drought (D1) decreased to 4 pct, and severe drought (D2) remained at 4
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.
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00-10.00 lower;
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 240.00-250.00.
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 160.00-165.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa,
100.00-115.00, Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 150.00-
160.00 with an instance at 165.00. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat
large rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 2/02-
2/08, 10,070T of grinding alfalfa and 2,266T of dairy alfalfa was reported
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady;
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy,
1.00-1.05/point RFV with an instance at 1.10/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, 90.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 135.00-
145.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-205.00, 17 pct protein
205.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small
squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 60.00-70.00, large squares 75.00-85.00.
Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 100.00-110.00, lesser quality
70.00-80.00. Sudan: large rounds 60.00-70.00. Oat hay, large rounds, 80.00-
85.00. Teff: mid to large squares 140.00-160.00. Wheat Straw: small squares
5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week
2/02-2/08, 4,711T of grinding alfalfa and 718T of dairy alfalfa was reported
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, steady; grass hay 5.00-10.00
lower; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV. Stock cow 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-
125.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares
125.00-140.00, good, mid squares 110.00-125.00, large squares, 95.00-110.00
an instance at 120.00, large rounds 60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares
125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 120.00-130.00, 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 2/02-2/08, 2,144T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.
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, 100.00-
110.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa ground/delivered steady; grass hay 5.00-10.00
lower. 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, 150.00-160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
115.00. Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares
7.00-8.00/bale, mid to large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00.
Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, mid to large squares 115.00-125.00, large
rounds 75.00-90.00; 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 2/02-2/08, 828T of grinding alfalfa and 375T 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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