Dodge City, KS Tue Jul 15, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,601/3,555 Last week: 7,723/4,506 Last year: 5,898/2,732
Hay trade and movement slow to moderate. Demand moderate to strong for dairy alfalfa,
moderate for grinding alfalfa and pellets, light to moderate for grass hay.
Unseasonably cool weather moved in over the entire State. Scattered rain has been
mostly light over the Western quarter of the State. The Brome cutting and baling are
winding down the Prairie hay cutting is active when the weather will allow. Pastures
are in good to excellent condition. Dairy alfalfa is in short supply, grinding
alfalfa is plentiful. 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 10.00 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 170.00-200.00. Fair-
Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in 150.00-160.00, an
instance 140.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 215.00-250.00,
most on old contracts. The week of 7/7-12, 7,601T of grinding alfalfa and 1,275 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.
The average paid by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 218.34/T,
up 20.53 from last month, usage was 720T/day, down 5 percent, total usage was
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 20.00 lower, pellets steady to
5.00 lower. Movement moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares 280.00 or 9.00/bale
Dairy, Supreme 230.00-260.00; Premium 220.00-230.00; Dry Cow, Good 170.00-180.00;
Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 140.00-150.00, Fair-Utility
100.00-130.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, 195.00-230.00. The week of
7/7-12, 3,555T of grinding alfalfa and 1,150T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.
Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 230.00-245.00, 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 July 1 for alfalfa ground and
delivered was 192.10/T, up 8.80 from last month, usage was 240T/day, up 2 percent,
total usage was 7,190T.
Alfalfa and brome steady, prairie hay steady to 20.00 lower. Movement slow to
moderate. Alfalfa: Dairy, Supreme, mid squares 280.00. Bluestem: Good, small squares,
old crop 135.00-160.00, mid and large squares new crop out of the field 90.00-110.00,
mostly 90.00-100.00, large rounds new crop 60.00-70.00; Brome: Good, Small squares
130.00-160.00, mid and large squares 120.00-135.00, Fair, 100.00, large rounds 60.00-
80.00, Fair, 60.00-70.00. Grass Mulch CWF, large round 60.00-65.00. Straw, Good,
large bales 60.00-70.00.
Grinding alfalfa steady. 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 150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies 205.00-
240.00, some on old contracts.
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,
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 100.00-110.00, large rounds
55.00-70.00/T. Brome: Good, small squares, 6.50-7.00/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 60.00-65.00. 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.