KDA-AMS – Hay market prices were steady for alfalfa and grass hay. Demand remains good for alfalfa on a very limited supply. After a long, wet spell, hay is finally hitting the ground, which is good news for those that only had a week’s worth of inventory left. Folks have been busy swathing and are getting bales made, despite the rain and high humidity. Most will be grinder quality hay but at least there will be something to feed.
Triticale is also being chopped and producers report it looks great and is also a heavy crop. According to the US Drought Monitor for the week of June 1st temperatures were 4-6 degrees below normal and precipitation received was well over 150% of normal precipitation for the week. Southern Kansas and eastern Colorado had improvements to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions. For Kansas, abnormal dryness (D0) decreased to 3%, and no moderate drought (D1) or severe drought (D2) was reported.
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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.