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USDA - AMS: Kansas Hay Report (2019-01-15)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 15, 2019

DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue January 15, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
					                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,068/4,638  	 Last week:  8,771/4,978     Last year: 12,063/4,930
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Prices remain steady and demand 
has been moderate, with an increase in out-of-state inquires. Hay supplies are 
getting tighter for alfalfa and grass but still an abundance of feed hay, if you 
can plow through the mud to get to it.  The state received snow again over the 
weekend, anywhere from 1-9 inches, compounding to the problem of moving hay.  If 
you have hay for sale, 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. 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 with an instance at 195.00-200.00. 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 50.00-60.00, ground and delivered 80.00-90.00; Wheat 
straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 1/6-1/12, 7,068T of grinding 
alfalfa and 669T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on January 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 193.18, up 2.98 from last 
month, usage was 668T/day, up 6 pct., and total usage was 20,705.5T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock cow, 170.00-180.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 150.00-
160.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance 
at 200.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct 
protein 210.00-225.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 245.00-255.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, 
small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares 110.00-120.00, large squares 130.00-140.00, 
large round 80.00-90.00. Brome, large squares 125.00-135.00, large round 85.00-
95.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. 
The week of 1/6-1/12, 4,638T of grinding alfalfa and 895T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. The average paid by feedlots on January 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 171.10, up 6.67 from last month, usage was 298T/day, up 25 pct., 
and total usage was 9,231.5T.

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 135.00-
145.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, large squares 110.00-120.00, large 
rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 120.00. Brome, good, small squares 
145.00-155.00, mid squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 120.00-130.00, 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 1/6-1/12, 1,506T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa, 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, 135.00-
145.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-155.00; 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered 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. 
Ground and delivered 170.00-180.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 
7.50/bale, large squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00. Brome, small 
squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 135.00-145.00, large rounds 110.00-
120.00; 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 1/6-1/12, 709T of grinding alfalfa and 483T 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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