Dodge City, KS Tue Oct 7, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 8,297/3,980 Last week: 8,054/4,580 Last year: 7,594/3,777
Demand moderate to good for dairy alfalfa, moderate for alfalfa pellets, light to
moderate for grinding alfalfa and grass hay. Hay trade slow to moderate. The weather
has been mixed across the State, some areas have had rain, most of the State has been
dry, favorable for Corn, Milo and Soybean harvest, Alfalfa and Sudan baling have
been active where no rain has fallen. Most crops have been good quality, and yield.
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 alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 lower. Movement moderate.
Alfalfa, Horse, 250.00-300.00, small squares 10.00/bale. Dairy, Supreme 230.00-
250.00; Premium 205.00-230.00; Dry Cow, Good 170.00, a little 150.00 shipped in.
Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in 115.00-120.00.
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-170.00, some Ground-on-
the-truck 160.00. The week of 9/29-10/4, 8,297T of grinding alfalfa and 1,725T of
dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-75.00, mostly 70.00 or
80.00-95.00 delivered. Corn stalks 50.00-60.00, ground and delivered 87.00-100.00.
CRP, Good, large rounds 70.00, Fair 60.00-65.00. Cane or BMR Sudan, Good large bales
South Central Kansas
Dairy steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 lower, alfalfa pellets steady to
5.00 lower. Movement moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, small squares 280.00 or 9.00/bale
Dairy, Supreme 230.00-250.00; Premium 205.00-230.00; Dry Cow, Good 165.00-180.00;
Fair-Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 110.00-130.00; Utility-Fair
100.00-110.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, 145.00-185.00. The week of
9/29-10/4, 3,980T of grinding alfalfa and 1,255T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.
Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 225.00-
235.00; Dehydrated 17 pct 274.00. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00. Cane or BMR
Sudan, Good large bales 85.00, with hi-nitrates 70.00, Fair quality 60.00-65.00.
Alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Stock
Cow, Good, 165.00-180.00. Bluestem: Good, small squares, 120.00-145.00, mid and large
squares 90.00-110.00, mostly 90.00-100.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00, Fair 50.00-
60.00; Brome: Good, Small squares 130.00-155.00, mid and large squares 115.00-135.00,
large rounds 60.00-80.00. Grass Mulch CWF, large round 55.00-60.00. Straw, Good,
large bales 60.00-70.00.
Grinding alfalfa 10.00-20.00 lower. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, Mid
squares 250.00; Stock cow, Fair-Good, 155.00-165.00, Good, 165.00-170.00. Fair,
Grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 90.00-120.00. Ground and delivered to
feedlots and dairies 145.00-180.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 lower, prairie hay and
brome steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 8.50-9.00/small square
bale; Dairy, Supreme 235.00-265.00; Premium, 210.00-235.00; Utility-Fair grinding
alfalfa at the edge of the field, 90.00-120.00; Ground and delivered 145.00-180.00.
Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale, 120.00-140.00, Mid squares
90.00-110.00, large rounds 50.00-70.00. 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 70.00-75.00, Fair 60.00-65.00.
***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.