Kansas Hay Market Report

Source: Kim Nettleton

Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state. Alfalfa hay price was steady in the southwest region but steady to 10.00 higher in the south-central region, as availability of alfalfa hay becomes more limited. Grass hay prices remained mostly steady and demand for all hay was light to moderate as cattle return to pastures. Folks have been busy in the fields planting corn and working bean ground as well as spraying for bugs. The late April cold snap didn’t seem so to set producers back too far, maybe a week or two at most and some have reported they are ready to cut as soon as they get a good stretch of open weather. Many producers in the western third of the state report they could use some precipitation as it is starting to get dry, but the 7-day forecast does not look promising. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, (NASS), current topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 20% short, 69% adequate, and 4% surplus. Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 32% fair, 50% good, and 7% excellent. According to the US Drought Monitor for the week of April 27th, abnormal dryness (D0) increased to 23%, moderate drought (D1) remained at 11%, and severe drought (D2) remained at 2%. Read the Complete Report Here.

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