Dodge City, KS Tue Jun 24, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,537/4,454 Last week: 7,674/4,841 Last year: 7,302/2,916
Hay trade and movement slow to moderate. Demand remains strong for dairy alfalfa,
moderate for grinding alfalfa and pellets, light to moderate for grass hay.
Thunderstorms brought rain over most of the state this past weekend, amounts ranged
from a trace to spots 4 inches. North Central 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. Pastures are in good to excellent condition. Wheat, Brome, Alfalfa and Oat
hay cutting are active when the weather allows. 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. Fair-Good
grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in 200.00-210.00, an instance
170.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 235.00-260.00, mostly
235.00-250.00. The week of 6/16-21, 7,537T of grinding alfalfa and 1,750T 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.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady, softer undertone, pellets steady.
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 6/16-21, 4,454T of grinding alfalfa and 1,575T 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.
Alfalfa and brome steady, prairie hay steady to soft. Movement slow to moderate.
Alfalfa: Dairy, Supreme, mid squares 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; 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; 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, 7.00-
9.00/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.