Dodge City, KS Tue Jan 22, 2013 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,191/4,141 Last week: 8,152/4,097 Last year: 8,852/4,407
Hay trade slow. Demand moderate to soft for dairy and grinding alfalfa, stock cow
hay, grass hay and alfalfa pellets. The market is in limbo. With the continuing
drought, producers feel the market should be stronger, but with feedlots and dairies
losing money, the market is softer. NASS is reporting Hay Stocks in Kansas down 23
percent and in the US down 16 percent from a year ago, however the supply is adequate
in Kansas for the reduced demand. If you have hay for sale or pasture to rent or need
hay or grazing, use the services of the Hay and Pasture Exchange:
Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady to soft. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa,
Horse, small squares 350.00-400.00. Dairy, Supreme 260.00-280.00, a little up to
300.00; Premium 250.00-270.00; Heifer or Bunk hay 230.00-250.00. Fair-Good grinding
alfalfa at the edge of the field, 210.00-245.00, Utility-Fair 190.00-220.00. Ground
and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 240.00-275.00. The week of 1/14-19,
7,191T of grinding alfalfa and 3,435T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, large
bales 60.00-70.00. Corn stalks 60.00-70.00, or 70.00-85.00 delivered, ground and
delivered 95.00-125.00. CRP, Fair, large bales 90.00-100.00, Good 110.00-130.00.
Sudan/Cane, Good, 140.00-150.00. Millet, Good large square bales 180.00.
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady to soft. Movement slow to
moderate. Alfalfa, Dairy, Supreme, 260.00-280.00, a little up to 300.00. Premium
240.00-260.00; Heifer or Bunk hay 230.00-260.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the
edge of the field 200.00-220.00, some 210.00-230.00 delivered. Ground and delivered
locally to feedlots, 240.00-265.00. The week of 1/14-14, 4,141T of grinding alfalfa
and 1,260T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct
protein 290.00-295.00, 17 pct protein 295.00-315.00; Dehydrated 17 pct 355.00. Straw,
large bales 55.00-70.00, Hi-density bales 65.00-75.00. Corn stalks 55.00-70.00.
Sudan, Good, large bales 145.00-150.00. Milo hay, high nitrates 100.00, low nitrates
120.00-150.00. Milo stalks 70.00-90.00. Soybean stalks 80.00-100.00. Grass hay, Good,
large bales 150.00-180.00, Fair, large bales 90.00-120.00.
Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse
or Goat, 300.00. Dairy, Supreme up to 300.00, stock cow 250.00-280.00. Bluestem:
Good, small squares 140.00-160.00, mid and large squares 125.00-150.00, large rounds
100.00-135.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 140.00-150.00, mid and large squares
130.00-150.00, an instance 200.00, large rounds 110.00-150.00, some 90.00/bale. Grass
Mulch CWF, large round 70.00. Straw, large bales 50.00-60.00. Soybean hay, good large
bales 170.00-200.00. CRP, Fair, large bales 100.00. Milo hay, Good 100.00-130.00.
Alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares 300.00,
Mid squares 250.00; Dairy, Premium 230.00-240.00, Supreme up to 300.00; 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 bales
100.00-125.00. Corn stalks 55.00-70.00. Milo hay, Good, 150.00-175.00. CRP hay, large
bales, Good, 125.00-150.00, Fair, 100.00. BMR Sudan, Good, 160.00-200.00, Regular
Sudan, Good, 145.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy, grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate.
Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 10.00/small square bale; Dairy, Supreme 240.00-
265.00, Clippings up to 300.00; Premium 230.00-250.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa
at the edge of the field, 200.00-220.00, some 230.00 delivered, alfalfa ground-on-
the-truck 225.00, Ground and delivered 240.00-270.00. Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small
squares, 6.50/bale, an instance 10.00/bale, 120.00-160.00, Mid squares 130.00-150.00,
a little 165.00, large rounds 50.00/bale, 110.00-150.00/T. Brome: Good, small
squares, 7.00/bale, an instance 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. Straw, small squares
3.50/bale or 4.50/bale delivered; large bales 60.00-65.00/T or 70.00-80.00 delivered.
Soybean hay, Good large bales 130.00-170.00. Sudan, Good, 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 Agriculture with
technical oversight from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
Kansas Hay Market Report