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USDA Kansas Hay                                    01/28 05:45
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue January 28, 2020    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report

*****GO CHIEFS!! GOOD LUCK IN THE SUPER BOWL!!*****
                  
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  9,588/5,950    Last week:  9,273/6,986     Last year: 7,128/5,182
           
Hay market trade is slow, prices remain steady. Producers report a demand for 
better quality hay, but low-quality grinding hay is plentiful. Many buyers 
state that their purchases have slowed due to full yards. Another winter 
storm is setting up to move across the state this week, but temperatures are 
predicted to warm up over the weekend. Sunday temperatures are forecast to be 
in the 60's and 70's, perfect weather for the Super Bowl! According to the 
U.S. Drought Monitor, no changes were made in the drought categories. 
Abnormal dryness (D0) remained at 23 pct, moderate drought (D1) remained at 6 
pct, and severe drought (D2) remained at 4 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 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 160.00-170.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-
125.00, 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 
1/19-1/25, 9,588T of grinding alfalfa and 2,515T 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. 
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 205.00-220.00, 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, 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 1/19-1/25, 5,950T of grinding alfalfa 
and 867T 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 125.00-
140.00, good, mid squares 110.00-130.00 with an instance at 140.00, large 
squares, 100.00-115.00 with an instance at 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 60.00-75.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 1/19-1/25, 
2,283T 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. 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, 100.00-120.00. 
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 1/19-1/25, 874T of grinding alfalfa and 
375T 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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