Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue June 25, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
*correction
					                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,767/5,533	Last week: 8,945/6,622    Last year: 9,288/5,684
             
Hay market trade slowed last week, activity and demand is slow to moderate. 
Prices remained generally steady, however, we continue to see a downward 
trend in price for both old and new crop grinding alfalfa. Rain continues to 
hamper haying activities and the frustration is evident. Those that have been 
able to get alfalfa hay baled are averaging 2.0-3.0 tons per acre. If you 
have any extra hay to sell and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services 
of the Internet Hay Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php.  

Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, steady; movement slow 
to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 250.00-270.00. Alfalfa: 
Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 
160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow old crop 185.00-195.00, new crop 160.00. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, old crop 160.00-170.00, new crop 110.00-135.00. 
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, old crop 195.00-205.00, 
new crop 135.00-160.00; Triticale: large rounds, new crop 60.00-80; The week 
of 6/16-6/22, 7,767T of grinding alfalfa and 1350T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa sun 
cured pellets, steady; alfalfa dehydrated pellets steady to 5.00 higher; 
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. 
Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-215.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, 
Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 140.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, old 
crop 120.00-140.00, new crop 100.00-120.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots old crop 165.00-185.00, new crop 140.00-150.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun 
cured 15 pct protein 205.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 210.00-230.00, Dehydrated 
17 pct *295.00-305.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; The week of *6/16-
6/22, 5,533T of grinding alfalfa and 675T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-
1.05/point RFV. Stock cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none 
reported. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Old crop bluestem, 
premium small squares 140.00-150.00. Good, mid to large squares, 100.00-
130.00, large rounds 95.00-110.00. Old crop Brome, good, small squares none 
reported, mid to large squares 140.00-155.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00; 
Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; Oat hay, mid squares 60.00/bale; Wheat 
Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch: large rounds 50.00-60.00. 
The week of 6/16-6/22, 950T of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. New crop fair/good grinding alfalfa, 
105.00-115.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 130.00-
140.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, new crop, premium small squares 9.50-10.50/bale. Dairy 
1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 
160.00-170.00. Stock Cow, old crop, 195.00-200.00. New crop fair/good, 
grinding alfalfa, 130.00-140.00. Ground and delivered 155.00-165.00. Grass 
hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, 
large rounds 100.00-110.00. Brome, small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large 
squares 145.00-155.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 115.00-
120.00; Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; Wheat Straw: mid squares 80.00-
90.00, and large rounds 60.00-70.00.  The week of 6/16-6/22, 534T of grinding 
alfalfa and 400T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.  

***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       <27    <34      >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      <130        <56           <50.5       <16 
  
*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: Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture - Manhattan, Kansas 
Kim Nettleton   785-564-6709  
Posted to the Internet:  www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/DC_GR310.txt 

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