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USDA - AMS: Kansas Hay Report (2020-01-14)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 14, 2020

DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue January 14, 2020    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report
			 			                 
Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  9,530/5,257    Last week:  12,258/5,159     Last year: 7,068/4,638
			            
Hay market trade is slow, demand was slow, and prices remain steady on limited 
test. Producers are reporting that the mild winter seems to be a contributing 
factor for the sluggish hay market and indicate that there is a sufficient 
supply of grinding hay and round bales of prairie hay. Winter weather moved into 
the state over the weekend dropping several inches of rain over the central and 
eastern part of the state before changing over to ice and snow.  During the past 
week, the abnormal dryness (D0) was at 23 pct, moderate drought (D1) was at 6 
pct, and severe drought (D2) was at 4 pct.  The 2019 Kansas Annual Crop 
Production Summary was released on Friday January 10. The summary indicated that 
Kansas's alfalfa hay production of 2.52 million tons was up 18 pct from a year 
earlier, average yield was at 4.00 T/acre, up .50 T/acre, area harvested was 
630,000 acres, up 3 pct and alfalfa for haylage and greenchop production was at 
188,000 tons, up 57 pct. 2019 seedings were also up 20,000 acres from a year 
earlier and totaled 75,000 acres.  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 steady; grinding alfalfa 5.00 higher; 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 1/05-1/11, 
9,530T of grinding alfalfa and 2,590T 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 
1/05-1/11, 5,257T of grinding alfalfa and 780T 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, and 
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 
1/05-1/11, 163T 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, ground/delivered steady; grinding alfalfa 5.00 lower; 
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 1/05-1/11, 383T of grinding alfalfa and 425T 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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