Dodge City, KS Tue Feb 12, 2013 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,491/3,261 Last week: 8,142/3,766 Last year: 8,612/4,985
Hay trade slow. Demand light to moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa, stock cow
hay, grass hay and alfalfa pellets. Very little new trade is being reported. The
Alfalfa supply is adequate for the current demand, Prairie Hay and Brome, a little
showing up, but is still tight, there is a surplus of corn stalks and low quality
roughage. 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/hayandpasture/default.htm
Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady to spots soft. Movement of ground alfalfa
moderate, dairy alfalfa active. Alfalfa, Horse, small squares 350.00-400.00. Dairy,
Supreme 260.00-280.00; Premium 250.00-270.00; Heifer or Bunk hay 230.00-250.00. Fair-
Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, 195.00-240.00, Utility-Fair 190.00-
210.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 240.00-275.00. The week
of 2/4-9, 7,491T of grinding alfalfa and 3,550T 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 95.00-100.00. 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. The
average paid by feedlots on February 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 238.11/T,
up 3.79 from last month, usage was 747T/day down 1 percent, total usage was 23,156T.
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement slow to moderate.
Alfalfa, Dairy, Supreme, 260.00-280.00. 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, Utility-Fair 190.00. Ground and delivered locally to
feedlots, 240.00-265.00. The week of 2/4-9, 3,261T of grinding alfalfa and 1,270T 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. The average paid by feedlots on
February 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 237.32/T, down 2.43 from last month,
usage was 220T/day, down 2 percent, total usage was 6,834T.
Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse
or Goat, 300.00. Dairy, No recent trade, stock cow 250.00-280.00. Bluestem: Good,
small squares 140.00-160.00, a little 170.00, 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,
Alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares 300.00,
Mid squares 250.00; Dairy, Premium 230.00-240.00; 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;
Premium 230.00-250.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field,
190.00-220.00, 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 9.50/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.
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