Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS Tue November 12th, 2019    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report

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Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 7,423/7,232    Last week: 7,136/5,836      Last year: 7,880/3,765
			            
Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices 
remain steady. After a beautiful fall weekend with temps in the 60's and 70's, 
Mother Nature reminded us on Monday that she is in control and winter is, 
indeed, right around the corner. Much of the harvest has been completed and 
reports coming in indicate it has been a "good" harvest over all, but nothing 
exceptional. Hay producers report that there has been a little more interest 
from buyers and a few more loads moving to the feed yards. Supplies of high-
quality hay remain short, but here seems to be plenty of grinder hay. 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/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. 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, 105.00-120.00 Ground and 
delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. 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 11/03-11/09, 7,423T of grinding alfalfa and 700T of dairy 
alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on November 1 for 
alfalfa ground and delivered was 159.97, down 6.08 from the previous month, 
usage was 659T/day, up 14% and total usage was 20,429.5T. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, ground/delivered steady, grinding 
alfalfa steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 
200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.05/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, 95.00-105.00. 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; Teff hay, mid squares 155.00-165.00.  
Grass Hay: Bluestem, good small squares 7.00-8.00/bale, large rounds 65.00-
75.00. 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 delivered. Oat hay, none 
reported. 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 
11/03-11/09, 7,232T of grinding alfalfa and 1,243T of dairy alfalfa was reported 
bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on November 1 for alfalfa ground and 
delivered was 144.33, up 1.33 from the previous month, usage was 254T/day, down 
6% and total usage was 7,868T.

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 150.00-160.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and 
delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 130.00-140.00, 
good, mid to large squares, 100.00-120.00, large rounds 65.00-80.00. 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 11/03-11/09, 2,264T 
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, 105.00-
115.00 with instances at 125.00-140.00. 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, none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-125.00. 
Ground and delivered 130.00-160.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.00-
8.00/bale delivered, mid to large squares 85.00-95.00, large rounds 75.00-85.00. 
Brome, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale delivered, mid to large squares 115.00-
150.00, large rounds 80.00-95.00; Sudan, large rounds 50.00-60.00. 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 11/03-11/09, 609T 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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