Dodge City, KS Tue Sep 2, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 8,277/3,652 Last week: 8,305/4,039 Last year: 6,123/3,601
Hay trade slow. Demand moderate for dairy alfalfa and alfalfa pellets, light to
moderate for grinding alfalfa and grass hay. Corn silage cutting is active, yields
and quality are very good. The supply of damaged alfalfa is plentiful, Dairy alfalfa
supply is adequate for the current demand. 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, an
instance 115.00 shipped in. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies,
155.00-190.00, some Ground-on-the-truck 160.00. The week of 8/25-30, 8,277T of
grinding alfalfa and 1,225T 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 and alfalfa pellets steady. 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 8/25-30, 3,652T of grinding alfalfa and 1,480T
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
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, 120.00-145.00, 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 160.00-200.00.
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 235.00-265.00;
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.