Dodge City, KS Tue Jul 22, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 8,066/4,704 Last week: 7,601/3,555 Last year: 6,333/3,538
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Unseasonably cool weather last week has been replaced by hot temperatures and heat
indexes exceeding 100 degrees this week 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 and alfalfa cutting are active. Pastures are in good
condition but, beginning to show stress in areas, the rains have missed. If you have
hay for sale or pasture to rent or need hay or grazing, use the services of the Hay
and Pasture Exchange: www.kfb.org/commodities/haypasture/index.html
Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady. 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, 185.00-225.00. The week of
7/14-19, 8,066T of grinding alfalfa and 1,550 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. CRP, Fair, large rounds 70.00.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa and pellets steady to 10.00 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 130.00-150.00, Utility-Fair 100.00-130.00. Ground
and delivered locally to feedlots, 175.00-210.00. The week of 7/14-19, 4,704T of
grinding alfalfa and 1,300T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun
Cured 15 pct protein 220.00-245.00, 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.
Alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Dairy,
Supreme, mid squares 280.00; Stock Cow, Good, 165.00. Bluestem: Good, small squares,
125.00-140.00, 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-
150.00, mid and large squares 120.00-135.00, large rounds 60.00-80.00. 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; Stock cow, Good, 175.00. Fair-Good grinding
alfalfa at the edge of the field 140.00-150.00. Ground and delivered to feedlots and
dairies 190.00-240.00, some on old contracts.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady, grinding alfalfa 10.00 lower.
Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 8.50-9.00/small square bale; Dairy,
Supreme 235.00-265.00; Premium, 210.00-240.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at the
edge of the field, 125.00-140.00; Ground and delivered 170.00-210.00. Grass hay:
Bluestem Good, small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale, 130.00-140.00, Mid squares 90.00-
110.00, large rounds 55.00-70.00/T. Brome: Good, small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale,
130.00-150.00/T, Mid squares, 110.00-130.00, Good, large round, 30.00-50.00/bale,
60.00-80.00/T, an instance 125.00/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
***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.