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USDA Kansas Hay                                    04/15 11:00
Dodge City, KS     Tue Apr 15, 2014      USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News

Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central  
Tonnage:  8,515/5,129      Last week: 8,266/4,923      Last year: 7,288/3,801
Hay trade and movement slow to moderate. Demand moderate to good for dairy, 
and stock cow alfalfa, light to moderate for grass hay and alfalfa pellets. 
Rain or 
snow fell over most of the State the last few days, very spotty, amounts in 
Kansas up to 4 inches of snow, about .4 inch moisture. Central and Southwest 
the least amount nothing to 2 inches of snow or .2 inch of moisture, Eastern 
amounts up to 1 inch of mostly rain. More important, the cold, lows hit 24 
degrees in 
Southwest Kansas, it is too early to assess the damage to the Wheat or Alfalfa. 
Alfalfa weevil are hatching, the cold will slow them down till it warms back 
up. If 
you have hay for sale or pasture to rent or need hay or grazing, use the 
services of 
the Hay and Pasture Exchange: 
Southwest Kansas 
   Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady to firm. Movement moderate. Alfalfa, 
250.00-270.00, small squares 10.00/bale. Dairy, Supreme 220.00-240.00, most on 
contracts; Premium 210.00-230.00, new crop contracted in the bale 
220.00-240.00, new 
crop standing in the field, all cuttings 165.00-170.00; Good 190.00-220.00; 
Stock cow 
160.00-175.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or 
delivered in 
140.00-160.00 some new crop contracted 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 4/7-12, 8,515T of grinding alfalfa and 1,525T of dairy alfalfa were 
Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00, or 85.00-100.00 delivered. Corn stalks 
60.00, ground and delivered 85.00-110.00. Good, Sudan or Cane, BMR 75.00-90.00. 

South Central Kansas 
   Dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement moderate. 
Dairy, Supreme 220.00-240.00, most on old contracts, Premium 190.00-230.00, 
some on 
old contracts; Stock cow or Heifer, 150.00-180.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa 
at the 
edge of the field 130.00-140.00, Utility 110.00-130.00. Ground and delivered 
to feedlots, 160.00-195.00. The week of 4/7-12, 5,129T of grinding alfalfa and 
1,195 of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct 
220.00-230.00, 17 pct protein 235.00-250.00; Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00. Straw, 
large bales 55.00-70.00. Corn stalks 50.00-55.00. Grass hay, Good 80.00-100.00. 
Sudan or Cane, regular or BMR 70.00-90.00. 

Southeast Kansas
   Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: 
Premium-Supreme, mid squares 250.00-280.00, Good 200.00-210.00, Stock cow, 
Bluestem: Good, small squares 135.00-160.00, Fair, 130.00, mid and large 
110.00-140.00, most 120.00-130.00, fair quality 100.00-110.00, large rounds 
80.00, Fair 50.00-60.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 140.00-160.00, mid and 
squares 120.00-140.00, Fair, 100.00, large rounds 70.00-90.00, Fair, 
Grass Mulch CWF, large round 60.00. Straw, Good, large bales 55.00-60.00.

Northwest Kansas 
   Grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse, Small squares 
300.00, Mid 
squares 250.00, an instance new crop 250.00; Dairy, Supreme 250.00. Fair-Good 
grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 125.00-200.00 some on old contracts, 
125.00. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies 175.00-240.00, some on old 
contracts, a little 160.00. Corn stalks 55.00-65.00. 
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 225.00-240.00; 
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, 5.00-6.00/bale, 130.00-150.00, Mid 
110.00-135.00, fair quality 100.00-110.00, large rounds 55.00-75.00/T. Brome: 
small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale, 130.00-160.00/T, Mid squares, 110.00-130.00, 
large round, 30.00-40.00/bale, 65.00-80.00/T, Fair 55.00-65.00/T; CWF Grass 
large round 60.00-70.00, a little 70.00/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%). 
Guidelines are 
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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