Dodge City, KS Tue Jan 6, 2015 USDA-KS Department of Ag Market News
Kansas Hay Market Report
Ground alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central
Tonnage: 9,100/4,132 Last week: 8,760/4,301 Last year: 7,125/3,306
Hay trade slow, spots moderate. Demand moderate for Grinding alfalfa and alfalfa
pellets, light to moderate for Dairy alfalfa and grass hay. Mother Nature has been
delivering Winter cold and some areas of the State received more snow. Western
Kansas, reported amounts from one to eight inches. Some Feedlots have been on a storm
ration in the snow area. Falling fuel prices are beginning to help bring down freight
costs. 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 to active. Alfalfa, Horse,
large squares 250.00, small squares 300.00, some 8.00-11.00/bale. Dairy, most 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 200.00-235.00; Premium 180.00-210.00; Dry Cow, Good 130.00-
150.00. Fair-Good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field or delivered in 100.00-
120.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 140.00-175.00. The week
of 12/29-1/3, 9,100T of grinding alfalfa and 2,100T 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 78.00-102.00. CRP, Good, large rounds 70.00,
Fair 60.00-65.00. Cane or BMR Sudan, Good large bales 70.00-80.00. PM6, Horse 240.00-
South Central Kansas
Dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady to soft. Movement moderate.
Alfalfa: Horse, large squares 245.00-270.00, small squares 280.00 or 9.00/bale Dairy,
Supreme 215.00-235.00; Premium 200.00-220.00; Dry Cow, Good 135.00-150.00; Fair-Good
grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 100.00-110.00; Utility-Fair 90.00-100.00.
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, 140.00-175.00. The week of 12/29-1/3,
4,132T of grinding alfalfa and 1,000T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Alfalfa
pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 190.00-210.00, 17 pct protein 200.00-225.00;
Dehydrated 17 pct 265.00. Straw, Good, large bales 60.00-70.00. Cane or BMR Sudan,
Good large bales 70.00-85.00, with hi-nitrates 60.00-70.00, Fair quality 60.00-65.00.
Alfalfa and brome steady, prairie hay steady to soft. Movement slow. Alfalfa:
Horse or Goat, mid squares 250.00; Dairy and Stock Cow 1.00 to mostly 1.07/point RFV.
Bluestem: Good, small squares, 120.00-145.00, mid and large squares 80.00-110.00,
mostly 90.00-100.00, instance 70.00, large rounds 55.00-70.00, Fair 50.00-55.00;
Brome: Good, Small squares 130.00-150.00, mid and large squares 115.00-135.00, large
rounds 60.00-75.00. Grass Mulch CWF, large round 50.00-60.00. Straw, Good, large
Grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: Horse, Mid squares
250.00; Dairy, Supreme 250.00, Premium 200.00-220.00, Stock cow, Fair-Good,
1.00/point RFV. Fair, Grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field 90.00-100.00. Ground
and delivered to feedlots and dairies 145.00-170.00. BMR Sudan and Millet, Good
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-
250.00; Premium, 210.00-235.00; Stock Cow, Fair-Good, 1.00/point RFV, Utility-Fair
grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, 90.00-100.00; Ground and delivered 145.00-
160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem Good, small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale, 120.00-140.00, Mid
squares 80.00-100.00, large rounds 50.00-70.00, mostly 55.00-60.00. Brome: Good,
small squares, 6.00-7.00/bale, 130.00-145.00/T, Mid squares, 110.00-130.00, Good,
large round, 25.00-50.00/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. 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 Free
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.