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USDA Kansas Hay                                    02/18 10:05
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue February 18, 2020    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 10,704/5,171     Last week: 10,070/4,711    Last year: 10,955/5,387
           
Hay market trade slow to moderate; alfalfa prices remain steady. Current trades 
are mostly on previously contracted hay with very few new sales reported. 
However, there are lots of folks looking to sell both grass hay and grinding 
alfalfa.  The pattern of winter weather to warm up continues, dropping just 
enough snow to make a muddy mess when the temperatures rise. Folks are trying 
to 
get into the fields but for many it has been slow going.  Little to no snow was 
received in western Kansas, prompting some limited expansion of the D0 to D2 
conditions in those areas.  The Drought Monitor, however, was unchanged in 
south-central Kansas.  Across the state, abnormal dryness (D0) decreased 
slightly to 20 pct, moderate drought (D1) increased to 5 pct, and severe 
drought 
(D2) increased to 5 pct. 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 slow to 
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 160.00-165.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
115.00, Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 150.00-160.00 
with an instance at 165.00. 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 2/09-2/15, 
10,704T of grinding alfalfa and 2,266T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on February 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 153.61, dn 2.62 from the previous month, usage was 617T/day, dn 
4.5% and total usage was 19,137T.

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets steady; 
movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy, 
1.00-1.05/point RFV with an instance at 1.10/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 
205.00-210.00, 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 60.00-70.00. Oat hay, large rounds, 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 
2/09-2/15, 5,171T of grinding alfalfa and 693T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on February 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 142.31, up 8.19 from the previous month, usage was 277T/day, dn 
17% and total usage was 8,581T.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow to moderate.  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 125.00-140.00, 
good, mid squares 110.00-125.00, large squares, 95.00-110.00 with an instance 
at 
120.00, large rounds 60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid 
to large squares 120.00-130.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Wheat Straw: mid and 
large squares 60.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 2/09-2/15, 
2,151T 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, grinding alfalfa ground/delivered, grass hay steady;  movement 
slow. 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, 100.00-115.00. 
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 70.00-80.00. Brome, 
small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, mid to large squares 115.00-125.00, large rounds 
75.00-90.00; 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 2/09-2/15, 863T of grinding alfalfa and 228T 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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