Dodge City, KS Tue Aug 26, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 8,305/4,039 Last week: 8,621/3,790 Last year: 5,728/3,357
Hay trade slow. Demand moderate for dairy alfalfa and alfalfa pellets, light to
moderate for grinding alfalfa and grass hay. Normal weather for August, hot days with
some scattered showers more rain is in the forecast along with cooler temperatures.
The supply of damaged alfalfa is plentiful, Dairy alfalfa supply is adequate for the
current demand. High Nitrate levels are showing up in some of the Sudan and failed
crops that have been baled. 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 to soft. 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 205.00-230.00; Dry Cow, Good 170.00-200.00. Fair-
Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in 120.00-140.00 some on
old contract, an instance 115.00 shipped in. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots
and dairies, 165.00-190.00, some Ground-on-the-truck 160.00. The week of 8/18-23,
8,305T of grinding alfalfa and 1,025T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, Good,
large bales 60.00-75.00, mostly 70.00 or 80.00-95.00 delivered. Corn stalks 55.00-
65.00, ground and delivered 87.00-110.00. CRP, large rounds 70.00.
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa steady, pellets steady to 5.00 higher. Movement
moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares 280.00 or 9.00/bale Dairy, Supreme 230.00-
260.00; Premium 210.00-230.00; Dry Cow, Good 165.00-180.00; Fair-Good grinding
alfalfa at the edge of the field 120.00-130.00; Utility-Fair 100.00-120.00. Ground
and delivered locally to feedlots, 150.00-200.00. The week of 8/18-23, 4,039T of
grinding alfalfa and 1,425T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun
Cured 15 pct protein 215.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 225.00-235.00; Dehydrated 17 pct
285.00. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00. Cane or BMR Sudan, Good square large
bales 85.00, large round with hi-nitrates 75.00.
Alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady to soft. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa:
Dairy, Supreme, mid squares 280.00; Stock Cow, Good, 165.00-190.00. Bluestem: Good,
small squares, 120.00-140.00, mid and large squares 90.00-110.00, mostly 90.00-
100.00, large rounds 50.00-70.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 130.00-150.00, mid and
large squares 115.00-135.00, 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 to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, Small squares
300.00, Mid squares 250.00; Stock cow, Fair-Good, 155.00-165.00, Good, 165.00-180.00.
Fair, Grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 110.00-140.00. Ground and delivered
to feedlots and dairies 170.00-200.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady to soft. Movement slow.
Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 8.50-9.00/small square bale; Dairy, Supreme 235.00-
265.00; Premium, 210.00-235.00; Utility-Fair grinding alfalfa at the edge of the
field, 100.00-130.00; Ground and delivered 160.00-200.00. Grass hay: Bluestem Good,
small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale, 120.00-140.00, Mid squares 90.00-110.00, large rounds
55.00-70.00, an instance, Premium 100.00. 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; 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.
Sudan, Good large round 75.00.
***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.