Dodge City, KS Tue Oct 21, 2014 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 7,890/4,341 Last week: 8,694/4,023 Last year: 6,217/4,516
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. Mild Fall
weather would be good for Fall harvesting and baling, but heavy dew every morning
delays the starting time and slows the curing of hay crops. There should be good
Wheat pasture this Fall into Winter and crop residue grazing is shaping up to be
good. 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 and grinding alfalfa steady. Movement moderate. Alfalfa, Horse, 250.00-
300.00, Clippings 320.00, small squares 8.00-11.00/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 110.00-120.00,
very little trade. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 145.00-
170.00, some Ground-on-the-truck 160.00. The week of 10/13-18, 7,890T of grinding
alfalfa and 1,150T 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 70.00-80.00.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 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 100.00-120.00; Utility-Fair 90.00-100.00. Ground
and delivered locally to feedlots, 145.00-185.00. The week of 10/13-18, 4,341T of
grinding alfalfa and 1,125T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa pellets: Sun
Cured 15 pct protein 210.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 220.00-230.00; Dehydrated 17 pct
274.00. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00. Cane or BMR Sudan, Good large bales
75.00-85.00, with hi-nitrates 60.00-70.00, Fair quality 60.00-65.00.
Alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse
or Goat, mid squares 250.00; 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 50.00-60.00. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00.
Grinding alfalfa steady. 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 and grinding alfalfa and prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow.
Alfalfa: Horse, 300.00, some 8.00-9.00/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.