HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING May 11th . . . . .
* THERE WILL BE NO REPORT NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT REPORT WILL BE PUBLISHED MAY 25, 2021*
Hay market prices were mostly steady across the state and demand for all hay was light to moderate as cattle return to pastures. The cool weather is keeping the hay from really taking off. Most folks are another 2-3 weeks out, however, some folks have been spotted swathing and baling up alfalfa. Those who have managed to get some bales put up report that the alfalfa was a little light and point the finger at bug and frost damage. Producers report they are receiving a lot of inquiries concerning new crop. Although more new crop prices were reported this past week, many producers are still not ready to shake on it.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, (NASS), pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 34% fair, 50% good, and 4% excellent. According to the US Drought Monitor for the week of May 4th, abnormal dryness (D0) increased to 41%, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 8%, and severe drought (D2) decreased to 1%. 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. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. Read the complete report HERE.