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.
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
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
you have hay for sale or pasture to rent or need hay or grazing, use the
the Hay and Pasture Exchange: ww.kfb.org/commodities/haypasture/index.html
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
crop standing in the field, all cuttings 165.00-170.00; Good 190.00-220.00;
160.00-175.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or
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.
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,
old contracts; Stock cow or Heifer, 150.00-180.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa
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.
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.
Grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse, Small squares
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%).
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
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