USDA Kansas Hay 05/21 11:00
Dodge City, KS Tue May 21, 2013 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,476/2,844 Last week: 7,306/3,753 Last year: 7,644/2,936
Hay trade slow. Demand light to moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa, for
stock cow hay, grass hay and alfalfa pellets. There has been just a little new
alfalfa cut, baled and delivered at the old crop price. A few more producers
start swathing next week but the majority plan to wait till the first week of
cut (two to three weeks late). New crop trade probably will not start until the
is in the bale. The US Hay stocks came in 33% below last year, the lowest since
The Kansas Hay stocks are 29% lower than last year s low level, the lowest
since 1957. If you have hay for sale or pasture to rent or need hay or grazing,
the services of the Hay and Pasture Exchange:
Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady. Movement moderate. Alfalfa, Horse, small
squares 350.00-400.00. Dairy, Supreme 260.00-280.00; Premium 250.00-270.00; new
contracted 180.00-205.00 standing in the field all cuttings; Heifer or Bunk hay
little new crop contracted 230.00-235.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the
the field, old crop 210.00-240.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and
dairies, old crop 240.00-275.00, a few instances of 225.00-235.00 new crop
contracted. The week of 5/13-18, 7,476T of grinding alfalfa and 1,675T of dairy
alfalfa were delivered. Straw, large bales 60.00-70.00. Corn stalks
or 70.00-85.00 delivered, ground and delivered 72.00-100.00. CRP, Fair, large
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement slow.
Dairy, Supreme, 260.00-280.00. Premium 240.00-260.00; Heifer or Bunk hay 225.00-
240.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field old crop
some 210.00-230.00 delivered, Utility-Fair 190.00. Ground and delivered locally
feedlots, 240.00-265.00. The week of 5/13-18, 2,844T of grinding alfalfa and
of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein
290.00, 17 pct protein 290.00-305.00; Dehydrated 17 pct 355.00. Straw, large
55.00-70.00, Hi-density bales 65.00-75.00. Corn stalks 55.00-70.00. Milo stalks
70.00-85.00. Soybean stalks 55.00-60.00. Grass hay, Good, large bales
Fair, large bales 90.00-120.00.
Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa:
crop, Horse or Goat, 300.00. Dairy, No trade, stock cow 250.00-280.00.
Good, small squares 140.00-160.00, an instance 190.00, mid and large squares
150.00, large rounds 100.00-135.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 140.00-150.00,
mid and large squares 130.00-150.00, large rounds 110.00-150.00. Grass Mulch
large round 70.00. Straw, large bales 50.00-60.00. Soybean hay, good large
170.00-200.00. CRP, Fair, large bales 100.00.
Alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares
300.00, Mid squares 250.00; Dairy, Premium 230.00-240.00; Stock cow 200.00-
220.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 210.00-230.00.
Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies 250.00-270.00. Corn hay, large
100.00-125.00. Corn stalks 55.00-70.00. CRP hay, large bales, Good, 125.00-
150.00, Fair, 100.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy, grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to
moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 9.00/small square bale; Dairy, Supreme
240.00-275.00; Premium 230.00-250.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at the edge
of the field, 190.00-220.00, alfalfa ground-on-the-truck 235.00, Ground and
delivered 240.00-270.00. Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 6.50/bale,
some 10.00/bale, 120.00-160.00, Mid squares 130.00-150.00, a little 165.00,
rounds 50.00/bale, 110.00-150.00/T. Brome: Good, small squares, 7.00/bale, a
little 10.00/bale, 110.00-150.00/T, an instance 180.00, Mid squares, 120.00-
160.00, an instance 180.00, large round, 50.00/bale, 110.00-150.00/T; Grass
mulch, large round 60.00, CWF large round 100.00/bale. Straw, small squares
3.50-4.00/bale; large bales 60.00-65.00/T or 70.00-80.00 delivered. Sudan,
Large bales 150.00.
***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: 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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