Dodge City, KS Tue Mar 19, 2013 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,303/3,527 Last week: 7,867/2,458 Last year: 7,114/4,117
Hay trade slow to moderate. Demand light to moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa,
and alfalfa pellets, improved demand for stock cow hay and grass hay. Alfalfa and
grass hay supplies are tight but, adequate, the supply of stalks and low quality
roughages is plentiful. Lack of subsoil moisture is the biggest concern going into
the new growing season. 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. 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; new crop contracted 190.00-200.00 standing in the
field all cuttings; Heifer or Bunk hay a little new crop contracted 230.00-235.00.
Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, 195.00-230.00, Utility-Fair
190.00-210.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 240.00-275.00.
The week of 3/11-16, 7,303T of grinding alfalfa and 3,740T 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.
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 3/11-16, 3,527T of grinding alfalfa and 1,355T
of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 290.00-
295.00, 17 pct protein 295.00-305.00; 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, No recent trade, stock cow 250.00-280.00. Bluestem: Good,
small squares 140.00-160.00, an instance 190.00, 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.
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 240.00-275.00;
Premium 230.00-250.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field,
190.00-220.00, alfalfa ground-on-the-truck 235.00, Ground and delivered 240.00-
270.00. Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 6.50/bale, some 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, a little 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 3.50-4.00/bale; 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
***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