Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue February 12, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
					                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,014/6,455   	 Last week:  8,973/6,253	Last year: 10,324/4,926
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to 
very good, especially for grinding alfalfa and good quality grass hay. Prices 
remain generally steady. According to NASS, hay stocks on Kansas farms is 
down 4 pct from a year earlier. This winter weather the state has been 
experiencing is hard on livestock and last week's ice storms have made it 
difficult on the farmers and ranchers who feed those animals, as they 
continue to burn through feed supplies. If you have any extra hay to sell 
and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay 
Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php.  

Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 280.00-300.00. 
Alfalfa: Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 195.00-205.00 with an instance at 215.00-220.00; Bluestem, premium 
small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00; Cornstalks: 
Large rounds 65.00-75.00, ground and delivered 85.00-90.00; Wheat straw: 
large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 2/03-2/09, 9,014T of grinding alfalfa 
and 985T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05 higher, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, 
alfalfa pellets, grass hay steady;  movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: 
horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 
190.00-205.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 170.00-
180.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 150.00-165.00. Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots 180.00-190.00 with an instance at 200.00; 
Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 215.00-225.00, 17 pct protein 
215.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 255.00-265.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small 
squares 8.00/bale, mid squares none reported, large squares 130.00-140.00, 
large round non reported. Brome, large squares 125.00-135.00, large round 
85.00-95.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00 with an instance at 100.00-
105.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 2/03-2/09, 6,455T 
of grinding alfalfa and 1,375T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. 
Stock cow 180.00-190.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 165.00-175.00. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium small squares 
140.00-150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, large squares, good quality 
110.00-115.00, better quality, 130.00-140.00, large rounds 110.00-125.00 with 
an instance at 130.00. Brome, good, small squares 150.00-160.00, mid squares 
140.00-150.00, large squares 145.00-155.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00; 
Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch: large rounds 50.00-60.00. 
The week of 2/03-2/09, 1,451T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, movement 
slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-
1.05/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 160.00-165.00. Fair/good grinding 
alfalfa, 140.00-150.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 150.00-160.00; Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, grass hay steady; 
movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-10.00/bale. Dairy 
1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 
160.00-170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 140.00-
150.00 with an instance at 160.00. Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass 
hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, 
large rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 125.00 to 135.00. Brome, small 
squares 9.00-10.00/bale, large squares 150.00-165.00, large rounds 115.00-
125.00 with an instance at 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; 
Wheat Straw: small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00, and 
large rounds 85.00-95.00.  The week of 2/03-2/09, 478T of grinding alfalfa and 
300T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  

***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: Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture - Manhattan, Kansas 
Kim Nettleton   785-564-6709  
Posted to the Internet:  www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/DC_GR310.txt 

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