Dodge City, KS Tue Jul 1, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
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Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 8,070/4,231 Last week: 7,537/4,454 Last year: 6,976/2,798
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. The rains
started on Mother?s Day and have not stopped. Some areas are close to the all time
record for amount of rain received in June. Wheat harvest and hay baling have been
sporadic between showers. The Brome and alfalfa are ready to cut, the Prairie hay
will be ready in a week to 10 days, all are looking good. Pastures are in good to
excellent condition. Dairy alfalfa is in short supply, grinding alfalfa is plentiful
but trade is stalled until the hay dries out. 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 30.00 lower. 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; Dry Cow, Good 200.00. Fair-Good
grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in previous contracts 200.00-
210.00, a little new trade 170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots
and dairies, 225.00-260.00, mostly 235.00-250.00. The week of 6/23-28, 8,070T of
grinding alfalfa and 1,375 of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, Good, large bales
60.00-75.00, mostly 70.00 or 80.00-95.00 delivered. Corn stalks 60.00-75.00, ground
and delivered 85.00-110.00.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa 10.00-30.00 lower, 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 160.00-200.00, mostly 160.00-170.00, minimal trade. Ground and delivered
locally to feedlots, 225.00-240.00. The week of 6/23-28, 4,231T of grinding alfalfa
and 1,500T 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 120.00-135.00, Fair, 100.00, large rounds 70.00-
90.00, Fair, 60.00-70.00. Grass Mulch CWF, large round 60.00-65.00. Straw, Good,
large bales 55.00-60.00.
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 alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa 20.00 lower, 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, 150.00-160.00; 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 60.00-65.00. Straw, Good, small squares 4.00/bale or 4.50 delivered/bale; large
bales 60.00-70.00/T or 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
The Kansas Hay Market Report is provided by the Kansas Department of Agriculture
with technical oversight from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.