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USDA - AMS: Kansas Hay Report (2020-07-14)

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



DC_GR310  	
Manhattan, KS Tue July 14, 2020    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report

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Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 6,004/4,471      Last week: 7,690/4,730	Last year: 7,217/4,101
			           
Hay market trade slow and demand light. Reports have been received that the brakes 
have been applied to the alfalfa market with usage down significantly. Many report 
deliveries down by almost half. Most folks are finishing up 2nd cutting and some are 
into their 3rd and, as with the first cutting, tonnage is down but quality is good. Hot 
and dry weather continues to be the norm for the western half of the state, while 
showers were intermittent in the eastern half.  Abnormal dryness (D0) decreased to 33 
pct, moderate drought (D1) increased to 25.5 pct, severe drought (D2) increased to 6 
pct, extreme drought (D3) decreased to 2.5 pct, and exceptional drought (D4) was 
removed due to some scattered/spotty rain showers. Join agriculture leaders from 
across the state for the VIRTUAL Kansas Governor's Summit on Agricultural Growth. 
Starting July 20, we will begin with our online breakout sessions using Zoom. More 
information about the Summit, including a link to the registration site, can be found 
at https://agriculture.ks.gov/AgGrowthStrategy/ag-summit-2020. 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 and ground and delivered steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. Stock 
or Dry Cow 155.00-165.00. Old crop, Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-
125.00; new crop grinding alfalfa 125.00-135.00 delivered, with an instance 
at 140.00-150.00; Old crop, ground and delivered locally to feed lots and 
dairies, 145.00-155.00; new crop ground and delivered 150.00-160.00. Grass 
Hay: large squares 100.00-110.00. Sudan: none reported. Corn stalks: none 
reported. Wheat straw: none reported. The week of 7/05-7/11, 6,004T of 
grinding alfalfa and 984T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The 
average paid by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 
149.03, down 6.88 from the previous month, usage was 572T/day, down 9% and 
total usage was 17,150.5T.      

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; 
movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy, 1.00/point 
RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-178.00. Stock 
cow, 140.00-150.00. Old crop, fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 85.00-100.00; New 
crop fair/good grinding alfalfa 105.00-115.00 delivered, with an instance at 
130.00 delivered. Old crop, ground and delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-
150.00; new crop ground and delivered 135.00-145.00, with an instance at 
150.00-155.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 185.00-195.00 with 
an instance at 200.00, 17 pct protein 195.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, none reported. Sudan: large rounds 55.00-
65.00. Wheat Straw: none reported. The week of 7/05-7/11, 4,471T of grinding 
alfalfa and 700T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The average paid 
by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was 131.07, up .14  
from the previous month, usage was 250T/day, down 11% and total usage was 
7,490T.    

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement 
slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow 
145.00-155.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 125.00-135.00, 
good, mid squares 105.00-120.00, large squares, 90.00-110.00, large rounds 
60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, old crop mid to large 
squares 100.00-110.00, New Crop large squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds new 
crop,75.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-70.00, large 
rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 7/05-7/11, 1,199T 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/point RFV. 
Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 95.00-105.00. 
Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00. Sudan, 
large rounds 55.00-65.00. 

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady; movement 
slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares new crop, 9.00/bale. Old crop 
dairy 1.00/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 
150.00-170.00. New crop dairy 1.00-1.05/pt. Stock Cow, none reported. 
Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 105.00-115.00. Ground and delivered 120.00-
135.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, old crop, small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, mid to 
large squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00, new crop no trades 
reported. Brome, small squares new crop 8.50/bale, large squares 90.00-
100.00, large rounds Old crop 55.00-65.00, New crop 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large 
rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, mid 
to large squares 95.00-105.00, large rounds 40.00/bale. The week of 7/05-7/11, 
805T of grinding alfalfa and 1,025T 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, 
1100c KN 




	




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