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USDA Kansas Hay                                    12/10 04:45
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue December 10, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                   
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 12,664/8,408    Last week: 8,591/8,635     Last year: 9,475/6,002
            
Hay market trade is moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain 
steady. Alfalfa inquires and movement have increased, now that harvest has 
wrapped up. Grinding alfalfa seems to be plentiful, however higher quality 
hay is difficult to find. The grass hay market has slowed a bit and producers 
report that there is plenty of round bales to be found. According to the U.S. 
Drought Monitor, southwest Kansas saw an expansion of abnormal dryness (D0) 
and moderate drought (D1). The continued developing dryness has caused low 
streamflow conditions and impacts to the winter wheat. Currently, 48.36 pct 
of the state is in some form of drought category with Finney, Kearney, Grant, 
Stanton and Morton counties suffering through the worst with severe (D2) and 
extreme (D3) drought conditions. 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, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa steady; 
movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 240.00-
250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00, Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 150.00-160.00. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat straw: large 
rounds 40.00-50.00, large squares 65.00-75.00 delivered. The week of 12/01-
12/07, 12,664T of grinding alfalfa and 1,631T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
bought/sold. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; 
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 250.00-275.00 
(market adjustment). Dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-225.00, 
Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 130.00-150.00. 
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 90.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to 
feedlots 135.00-145.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 200.00-
205.00, 17 pct protein 205.00-220.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00. Grass 
Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 60.00-70.00, 
large squares 75.00-85.00. Brome, small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 
100.00-110.00, lesser quality 70.00-80.00. Sudan: large rounds 65.00-75.00. 
Oat hay, 80.00-85.00. Teff: mid to large squares 140.00-160.00. Wheat Straw: 
small squares 5.50-6.50/bale, large squares 70.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-
65.00. The week of 12/01-12/07, 8,408T of grinding alfalfa and 825T of dairy 
alfalfa was reported bought/sold. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-250.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. 
Stock cow 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground 
and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-
140.00, good, mid squares 120.00-140.00, large squares, 100.00-120.00, large 
rounds 60.00-70.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large 
squares 120.00-135.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00, lesser quality 75.00-85.00; 
Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-80.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The 
week of 12/01-12/07, 3,377T of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

Northwest Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 150.00-160.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
110.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, 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, 150.00-160.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-
125.00. Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small 
squares 7.00-8.00/bale, mid to large squares 85.00-100.00, large rounds 
75.00-85.00. Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, mid to large squares 
115.00-150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. 
Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 100.00-
110.00 delivered, large rounds 60.00-70.00.  The week of 12/01-12/07, 299T of 
grinding alfalfa and 650T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.  

***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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