USDA Kansas Hay 03/07 10:25
Dodge City, KS Tue Mar 4, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,246/4,591 Last week: 7,795/4,750 Last year: 7,867/2,458
Hay trade and movement remain slow. Demand moderate for dairy, grinding and
alfalfa, light to moderate for grass hay and alfalfa pellets. Winter weather is
cold and snow. The snow amounts were from a trace to 4 inches, and another
expected tonight into Wednesday but, warm and sunny Thursday. The drought
in Kansas, even with the snow, the moisture amounts were very light. The hay
are good, the exception, dairy alfalfa supply is tight, and prices are steady.
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Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa,
250.00-270.00, small squares 10.00/bale. Dairy, Supreme 220.00-250.00, most on
contracts; Premium 210.00-240.00, a little new crop, bales, contracted
new crop standing in the field, all cuttings 165.00-170.00; Good 190.00-220.00;
cow 160.00-175.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or
in 130.00-150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 175.00-
200.00, some Ground-on-the-truck 155.00-170.00. The week of 2/24-3/1, 7,246T of
grinding alfalfa and 2,050T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, Good, large
60.00-70.00, or 85.00-110.00 delivered. Corn stalks 50.00-60.00, ground and
85.00-110.00. Good, Sudan or Cane, BMR 75.00-90.00.*The weighted average paid
feedlots on March 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 216.00/T, down 12
last month, usage was 769T/day up 10 percent, total usage was 21,526T.
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady, alfalfa pellets steady to 5.00 lower.
slow to moderate. Alfalfa, Dairy, Supreme 220.00-250.00, most on old contracts,
Premium 190.00-240.00, some on old contracts; Stock cow or Heifer,
Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 130.00-140.00, Utility
130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, 175.00-205.00. The week of
3/1, 4,591T of grinding alfalfa and 1,335T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.
pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 225.00-230.00, 17 pct protein 240.00-250.00;
Dehydrated 17 pct 310.00. Straw, Good, large bales 55.00-70.00. Corn stalks
55.00. Grass hay, Good 80.00-100.00. Good, Sudan or Cane, regular or BMR
Soybean stalks 65.00.*The weighted average price paid by feedlots on March 1
alfalfa ground and delivered was 179.50/T, down 5.46 from last month, usage was
241T/day down 3 percent, total usage was 6,758T.
Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Dairy,
Supreme, mid squares 250.00-280.00, Good 200.00, Stock cow, 175.00. Bluestem:
small squares 140.00-160.00, Fair, 130.00, mid and large squares 120.00-150.00,
125.00-130.00, fair quality 100.00-110.00, large rounds 70.00-85.00, Fair 50.00-
60.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 140.00-160.00, mid and large squares
after seed, Fair, 100.00, large rounds 75.00-90.00, Fair, 60.00-70.00. Grass
CWF, large round 60.00. Straw, Good, large bales 55.00-60.00.
Grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse, Small squares
squares 250.00; Dairy, No trade. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the
125.00-200.00 some on old contracts, most 125.00. Ground and delivered to
and dairies 175.00-240.00, some on old contracts, a little 160.00. Corn stalks
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow.
Horse, 300.00, some 8.00-9.00/small square bale; Dairy, Supreme 225.00-250.00;
Premium, 200.00-230.00, Good, 170.00-200.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at
edge of the field, 110.00-140.00, most 130.00; Ground and delivered
Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 5.00-6.50/bale, 130.00-150.00, Mid
125.00-140.00, fair quality 100.00-110.00, large rounds 65.00-80.00/T. Brome:
small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale, 130.00-160.00/T, Mid squares, 125.00-150.00,
large round, 30.00-40.00/bale, 65.00-85.00/T, Fair 55.00-65.00/T; CWF Grass
large round 60.00-70.00, a little 80.00/bale. Straw, Good, small squares 3.50-
4.00/bale or 4.25 delivered /bale; large bales 55.00-60.00/T or 70.00-85.00
delivered. Good Sudan or Cane, large rounds 65.00-75.00.
***Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. Dairy alfalfa
are for mid and large squares unless otherwise noted. Horse hay is in small
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
value. Values based on 100% dry matter (TDN showing both 100% & 90%).
to be used with visual appearance and intent of sale (usage).
Source: Kansas Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS
Steve Hessman, Rich Hruska, OIC (620) 227-8881
24 hour price information (620) 369-9311
The Kansas Hay Market Report is provided by the Kansas Department of
with technical oversight from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
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