Kansas Hay Report
DC_GR310
Manhattan, KS   Tue June 12, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report  
                     
Ground alfalfa movement:   Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage: 9,478/5,083       Last week: 7,883/4,582	  Last year:  11,249/4,434
             
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. Everyone was quite 
busy in the hay fields this past week. Producers continue to report lower than 
normal yields, especially in regards to brome hay. According to the U.S. Drought 
Monitor, drought conditions did not improve last week, but they did not worsen 
either. The abnormally dry (D0) category stayed steady at 85 pct, moderate 
drought (D1) remained at 69 pct, severe drought (D2) remained at 45 pct, extreme 
drought (D3) remained at 16 pct and exceptional drought (D4) remained at 1.5 
pct. Per NASS, pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 18 poor, 
44 fair, 30 good, and 2 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: none reported. The week of 
6/3-6/9, 9,478T of grinding alfalfa and 1,397T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa pellets 
steady; 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. 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 instances at 195.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun Cured 15 
pct protein 190.00-205.00, 17 pct protein 195.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 
245.00-255.00. Grass hay: bluestem, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds 
75.00-85.00; Brome, large squares 130.00 delivered. Oat hay, large squares 
85.00-95.00. Wheat hay, large squares 145.00-155.00. Rye hay, large rounds, 
65.00-75.00.  Cornstalks: none reported. Straw large rounds 70.00-75.00. The 
week of 6/3-6/9, 5,083T of grinding alfalfa and 1,000T of dairy alfalfa were 
delivered.  

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, horse/goat, stock cow alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 
ground/delivered, grass hay steady; 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 90.00-110.00 with 
an instance at 120.00-130.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00 with an instance at 
90.00-100.00; Brome: small squares none reported. Good, mid and large squares 
105.00-115.00, large rounds 85.00-95.00. Oat hay, mid squares 150.00-160.00. 
Straw, mid and large squares 50.00-60.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-55.00. The 
week of 6/3-6/9, 885T 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, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered 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. New crop dairy, 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock Cow, good 120.00-125.00. 
Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 110.00-120.00. New crop grinding alfalfa 150.00-
155.00. Ground and delivered, 140.00-150.00 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, 
and 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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