Dodge City, KS Tue Dec 16, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 8,968/4,323 Last week: 8,896/4,323 Last year: 6,696/3,584
Hay trade slow. Demand moderate for Grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets, light
to moderate for Dairy alfalfa and grass hay. Mild temperatures for the most part
of the week, over the weekend rainfall around the state from few hundredths to
one inch, a little snow in northwest regions. Fall grazing continues to be good,
supplemental feeding is increasing slightly. Most buyers of hay seem to have
their supplies in place for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. If you have hay
for sale or pasture to rent or need hay or grazing, use the services of the Hay
and Pasture Exchange: www.kfb.org/commodities/haypasture/index.html
Dairy alfalfa steady with last week decline, grinding alfalfa steady.
Movement moderate. Alfalfa, Horse, large squares 250.00, small squares 300.00,
Clippings 320.00, some 8.00-11.00/bale. Dairy, Supreme 210.00-235.00; Premium
180.00-220.00; Dry Cow, Good 130.00-150.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the
edge of the field or delivered in 100.00-120.00. Ground and delivered locally to
feedlots and dairies, 140.00-175.00. The week of 12/8-12, 8,968T of grinding
alfalfa and 2,375T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, Good, large bales
60.00-75.00, mostly 70.00 or 80.00-95.00 delivered. Corn stalks 50.00-60.00,
ground and delivered 78.00-102.00. CRP, Good, large rounds 70.00, Fair 60.00-
65.00. Cane or BMR Sudan, Good large bales 70.00-80.00. PM6, Horse 240.00-
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement moderate.
Alfalfa: Horse, large squares 245.00-270.00, small squares 280.00 or 9.00/bale
Dairy, Supreme 230.00-250.00; Premium 205.00-230.00; Dry Cow, Good 135.00-
150.00; Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 100.00-120.00;
Utility-Fair 90.00-100.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, 140.00-
175.00. The week of 12/8-12, 4,332T of grinding alfalfa and 1,234T of dairy
alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 190.00-210.00,
17 pct protein 200.00-225.00; Dehydrated 17 pct 274.00. Straw, Good, large bales
60.00-70.00. Cane or BMR Sudan, Good large bales 70.00-85.00, with hi-nitrates
60.00-70.00, Fair quality 60.00-65.00.
Alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse
or Goat, mid squares 250.00; Dairy, Premium and Supreme 1.05/point RFV; Stock
Cow, Good, 165.00. Bluestem: Good, small squares, 120.00-145.00, mid and large
squares 90.00-110.00, mostly 90.00-100.00, large rounds 60.00-75.00, Fair 50.00-
60.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 130.00-155.00, mid and large squares 115.00-
135.00, large rounds 60.00-80.00. Grass Mulch CWF, large round 50.00-60.00.
Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00.
Grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, Mid
squares 250.00; Dairy, Supreme 250.00, Premium 200.00-220.00, Stock cow, Fair-
Good, 1.00/point RFV. Fair, Grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 90.00-
120.00. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies 145.00-180.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa and prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow.
Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 8.00-9.00/small square bale; Dairy, Supreme 235.00-
265.00; Premium, 210.00-235.00; Stock Cow, Fair-Good, 1.00/point RFV, Utility-
Fair grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, 90.00-120.00; Ground and
delivered 145.00-170.00. Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 5.00-
6.00/bale, 120.00-140.00, Mid squares 90.00-110.00, large rounds 50.00-70.00.
Brome: Good, small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale, 130.00-150.00/T, Mid squares,
110.00-130.00, Good, large round, 25.00-50.00/bale, 60.00-80.00/T; CWF Grass
mulch, large round 60.00-65.00. Straw, Good, small squares 4.00/bale or 4.50
delivered/bale; large bales 60.00-70.00/T. Sudan, Good large round 70.00-75.00,
***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 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
*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
The Kansas Hay Market Report is provided by the Kansas Department of Agriculture
with technical oversight from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
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