Dodge City, KS Tue Jun 17, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,674/4,841 Last week: 7,762/4,192 Last year: 7,177/3,126
Hay trade slow to moderate, movement slow to moderate. Demand remains strong for
dairy and grinding alfalfa, light to moderate for grass hay and alfalfa pellets.
Thunderstorms brought rain over most of the state this past week, with some high
winds over 80 mph. Amounts ranged from 1-4 inches, East Central and Central Kansas
had the most, far Western Kansas had the least. Even with the rain most of the State
is still in some degree of drought because of the lack of sub moisture. Alfalfa,
Brome, Fescue and Oat hay cutting paused because of the rain. Pastures are much
improved. 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 alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady, softer undertone. Movement
moderate. Alfalfa, Horse, 250.00-300.00, small squares 10.00/bale. Dairy, Supreme
230.00-260.00, some 250.00-290.00 delivered; Premium 215.00-235.00, a little 215.00
delivered. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in
200.00-210.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 235.00-260.00,
mostly 235.00-250.00. The week of 6/9-14, 7,674T of grinding alfalfa and 1,595T of
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00, mostly 70.00 or
80.00-95.00 delivered. Corn stalks 60.00-70.00, ground and delivered 85.00-110.00.
Good, Sudan or Cane, old crop BMR 160.00. The average paid by feedlots on June 1 for
alfalfa ground and delivered was 197.81/T, down 6.54 from last month, usage was
755T/day up 2 percent, total usage was 23,402T.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady, softer undertone, pellets steady,
an instance 10 higher. Movement moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares 280.00 or
9.00/bale Dairy, Supreme 230.00-260.00; Premium 220.00-230.00; Fair-Good grinding
alfalfa at the edge of the field 190.00-210.00. Ground and delivered locally to
feedlots, 225.00-240.00. The week of 6/9-14, 4,841T of grinding alfalfa and 975T of
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 245.00-
250.00, 17 pct protein 250.00-270.00; Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00. Straw, Good, large
bales 60.00-70.00. Grass hay, Good 80.00-100.00. The average paid by feedlots on June
1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 183.30/T, up 12.05 from last month, usage was
226T/day down 10 percent, total usage was 7,010T.
Alfalfa and brome steady, prairie hay steady to soft. Movement slow to moderate.
Alfalfa: Dairy, Supreme, mid squares 250.00-280.00. Bluestem: Good, small squares
135.00-160.00, Fair, 130.00, mid and large squares 110.00-130.00, fair quality
100.00-110.00, large rounds 60.00-80.00, Fair 50.00-60.00; Brome: Good, Small squares
140.00-160.00, mid and large squares 120.00-140.00, Fair, 100.00, large rounds 70.00-
90.00, Fair, 60.00-70.00. Grass Mulch CWF, large round 60.00. Straw, Good, large
Grinding alfalfa steady, to soft. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse, Small squares
300.00, Mid squares 250.00, an instance new crop 250.00; Dairy, Supreme 250.00. Fair-
Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 160.00-200.00 some on old contracts.
Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies 205.00-240.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa:
Horse, 300.00, some 8.50-9.00/small square bale; Dairy, Supreme 235.00-275.00;
Premium, 210.00-240.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field,
170.00-180.00, instances 200.00-225.00; Ground and delivered 200.00-210.00. Grass
hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale, 130.00-150.00, Mid squares 110.00-
130.00, fair quality 100.00-110.00, large rounds 55.00-75.00/T. Brome: Good, small
squares, 6.00-7.00/bale, 130.00-160.00/T, Mid squares, 110.00-130.00, Good, large
round, 30.00-40.00/bale, 60.00-80.00/T, Fair 50.00-60.00/T; CWF Grass mulch, large
round 60.00-70.00, a little 70.00/bale. Straw, Good, small squares 3.50-4.00/bale or
4.25 delivered /bale; large bales 55.00-60.00/T or 70.00-85.00 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
Alfalfa Quality Guidelines
Quality ADF NDF *RFV/RFQ **TDN-100% **TDN-90% CP
Supreme 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
*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.