Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS   Tue June 19, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
*correction  
                     
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,905/6,904      Last week: 9,478/5,083	  Last year:  11,362/4,402
             
Hay market trade activity is light to moderate, while demand remains very good 
for all types of hay. Prices for all hay types mostly steady with grass hay and 
pellets edging higher. Although it still remains extremely dry for most of us, 
according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the small amount of rain Kansas has 
received was enough to lessen precipitation deficits and resulted in an 
improvement from extreme to severe drought. The abnormally dry (D0) category 
decreased to 80 pct, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 66 pct, *severe drought 
(D2) decreased to 34 pct, *extreme drought (D3) decreased to 13 pct and 
exceptional drought (D4) was eliminated. Per NASS, pasture and range conditions 
rated 8 percent very poor, 21 poor, 42 fair, 26 good, and 3 excellent. If you 
have hay for sale, and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the 
Internet Hay Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. 
  
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, 
Supreme 180.00-190.00, Premium 165.00-175.00, Good 150.00-160.00.  New crop 
dairy alfalfa 1.00/point RFV.  Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 140.00-155.00.  
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 155.00-165.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 120.00-
130.00 standing, 150.00-165.00 at the edge, 175.00-185.00 delivered.  Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 175.00-195.00 with instances at 
200.00-230.00. Grass hay: none reported. Cornstalks: Large round 55.00-65.00, 
ground and delivered 95.00-105. The week of 6/10-6/16, 9,905T of grinding 
alfalfa and 1,394T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on June 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 165.77, up 5.02 from last month, 
usage was 600T/day, up 4.0 pct, and total usage was 18,594T. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa, steady, 
pellets steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 
190.00-200.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 180.00-190.00, Premium 165.00-
175.00, Good 150.00-160.00. New crop dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa, 
145.00-160.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 140.00-160.00 with an 
instance at 170.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 150.00-165.00, with instances at 
170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 165.00-180.00 with an 
instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 195.00-210.00, 17 
pct protein 195.00-215.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 250.00-260.00. Grass hay: none 
reported. Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00. Wheat hay, large squares 145.00-
155.00 delivered. Rye hay, large rounds, 75.00-85.00.  Cornstalks: none 
reported. Straw: none reported. The week of 6/10-6/16, 6,904T of grinding 
alfalfa and 735T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. The average paid by feedlots 
on June 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 154.97, up 8.61 from last month, 
usage was 249T/day, down 2.7 pct, and total usage was 7,733T.   

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered, steady, grass hay steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow.  
Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy .95-1.00/point RFV. New crop dairy 
1.00/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 140.00-150.00.   Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium 
small squares 110.00-120.00 with an instance at 130.00. Good, mid and large 
squares 95.00-115.00 with instances at 120.00-135.00, large rounds 90.00-100.00; 
Brome: small squares none reported. Good, mid and large squares 105.00-120.00, 
large rounds 95.00-105.00. Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. Straw, mid and 
large squares 60.00-70.00. Mulch, none reported. The week of 6/10-6/16, 876T of 
grass hay were delivered.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme .95-1.00/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 120.00-130.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 100.00-
120.00. New crop alfalfa 110.00-120.00 in the field.  Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots and dairies, 120.00-130.00. Cornstalks: none reported.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 
10.00 higher; movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00-
10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-200.00, Premium 170.00-
195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. New crop dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock Cow, good 
120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. New crop grinding 
alfalfa 150.00-155.00. Ground and delivered, 150.00-160.00 with an instance at 
175.00. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 105.00-115.00, large rounds 90.00-
100.00; Brome: new crop small squares 8.00/bale, large squares 90.00-100.00, 
120.00-130.00 delivered. Straw: new crop small squares 6.00/bale, large squares 
95.00-105.00, large rounds 80.00-90.00. 

***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       <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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