Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS   Tue September 25, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report 				     
                   
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 8,844/3,406	Last week: 10,231/3,444 	Last year:  9,067/4,355
             
Hay market trade activity is light. Prices steady and demand light to moderate.       
Fall arrived over the weekend, bringing with it hopefully cooler temperatures. 
Harvest is in full swing for corn and milo, while others are busy with fall hay 
cutting and planting wheat.  Hay prices continue to stay stable, as sellers are 
reluctant to back off prices in anticipation of a long, cold winter and shorter 
supply of alfalfa and grass hay. Conversely, there has been an abundance of 
silage chopped and a bumper crop of Sudan/cane hay.  According to the U.S. 
Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) category is at 6 pct., moderate drought 
(D1) is at 5 pct., severe drought (D2) is at 4.5 pct., extreme drought (D3) is 
at 4.5 pct., and exceptional drought (D4) is at .40 pct. 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, premium small squares 280.00-300.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 190.00-200.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 200.00-
215.00. Sudan: large rounds 85.00-95.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 70.00-80.00, 
ground and delivered 95.00-105.00. Rye hay, large squares 100.00-110.00. Wheat 
straw, large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 9/16-9/22, 8,844T of grinding 
alfalfa and 700T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets 
steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 190.00-200.00. Dairy, 1.00-
1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-
170.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 155.00-165.00 delivered. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 
150.00-160.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an 
instance at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 200.00-220.00, 17 
pct protein 210.00-225.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 245.00-255.00. Grass hay: Bluestem 
small squares 8.00/bale, mid squares 110.00-120.00, large squares 140.00-145.00, 
Brome large squares 75.00-85.00/bale, large rounds 130.00-135.00. Sudan: large 
rounds 80.00-90.00; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00. Rye hay, large rounds, 
95.00-105.00.  Crabgrass: large rounds 80.00-85.00. Cornstalks: none reported. 
Straw: large rounds 65.00-75.00. The week of 9/16-9/22, 3,406T of grinding 
alfalfa and 279T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady, grinding alfalfa 5.00 lower, 
movement slow.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-245.00.  Dairy 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 165.00-175.00. 
Ground and delivered, none reported. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 
135.00-145.00. Good, mid to large squares 120.00-140.00, large rounds 100.00-
110.00 with an instance at 120.00; Brome: Good, small squares 145.00-155.00, mid 
squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 125.00-135.00, large rounds 120.00-130.00. 
Sudan: large rounds 90.00-100.00; Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. Straw, mid 
and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 
9/16-9/22, 1,013T of grass hay was delivered. 

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. 
Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point 
RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 135.00-
145.00.  Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-165.00. 
Alfalfa/oat mix, large rounds 100.00-120.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa steady; 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. Stock Cow, good 120.00-125.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 160.00-
170.00. Ground and delivered 175.00-185.00. Grass hay: bluestem, small squares 
7.50/bale, large squares 105.00-115.00, large rounds 95.00-105.00; Brome: small 
squares 8.50/bale, mid to large squares 140.00-150.00 delivered, large rounds 
115.00-125.00, or 150.00 delivered. Sudan: large rounds 90.00-100.00; Straw: 
small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00, and large rounds 
85.00-95.00.  

***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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