02-09-2021 Hay Market Report

Hay market prices were steady for all classes of hay. Demand remains strong for alfalfa, as alfalfa hay is getting fed up, and steady for grass hay. Although some folks say that getting to new crop alfalfa may be tight, there are still some hay out there that sellers have been holding on to. According to US Drought Monitor for the week of February 4th, much of the region settled into a cool, dry pattern, following the central Plains’ snowstorm that peaked on January 25. Further assessment of the that storm led to some additional reductions in drought coverage across the central Plains. In addition, a subsequent weather system clipped eastern Kansas with rain on January 30, helping to further reduce coverage of dryness and moderate drought. Abnormal dryness (D0) increased to 19%, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 23%, severe drought (D2) remained steady at 7%, and extreme drought (D3) remained at 10%. 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.

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