Compared to the last report, prices were mostly steady with the exception of the south-central region where grinding alfalfa moved a bit higher. Demand remains strong as evidenced by the number of phone calls producers are receiving, however, many producers are keeping their hay for their regular customers. Lots of corn, bean and milo stalks have been baled and are being used to blend with alfalfa.
Dairy alfalfa, ground and delivered, grinding alfalfa steady, movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, supreme small squares 12.00-14.00/bale. Dairy, 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Good, Stock or Dry Cow 290.00-300.00. Grinding alfalfa, large rounds, 285.00-300.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 285.00-300.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies 300.00-325.00. Alfalfa/grass hay mix ground and delivered 270.00-280.00; Grass Hay: CRP, large square 3×4’s 145.00-155.00. Sudan: large rounds 145.00-155.00, large square 3×4’s 145.00-155.00. Teff: large rounds 195.00-205.00. The week of 10/30-11/05, 4,465T of grinding alfalfa and 1,440T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered steady to 5.00 higher, alfalfa pellets steady 5.00-10.00 higher, movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Good, Stock cow, 280.00-300.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 260.00-270.00, 3×4 and 4×4’s 280.00-290.00. Ground and delivered 285.00-305.00. Alfalfa/Soybean: ground and delivered 250.00-295.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 300.00-310.00, 17 pct protein 320.00-330.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 340.00-350.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-165.00, large rounds 100.00-115.00, large square 3×4’s 115.00-125.00. Brome: small squares, 9.00/bale, 3×4’s 155.00-165.00, large rounds 135.00-140.00, mid square 3×3’s 175.00-185.00. Grass Hay: CRP 100.00-125.00. Sudan: large rounds 160.00-170.00. Soybean stalks, large rounds 115.00-125.00. Soybean hay, large round 150.00-200.00. Wheat straw: 115.00-125.00. The week of 10/30-11/05, 7,335.25T of grinding alfalfa and 818.75T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady, bluestem grass hay steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 260.00-270.00. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Good, stock cow 250-270.00. Fair grinding alfalfa none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 140.00-165.00, mid square 3×3’s 130.00-150.00, good 3×4 squares 145.00-160.00, large round 120.00-130.00, Brome, large rounds 140.00-150.00, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 150.00-175.00. Wheat straw, large rounds, old contracts 60.00-70.00. The week of 10/30-10/05, 1,064T of grass hay was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, small squares 300.00-400.00 delivered, 3×4 squares 250.00-260.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 240.00-280.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 240.00-280.00. Milo stalks, large rounds 120.00-150.00, failed milo, large rounds 135.00-145.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, ground/delivered, and bluestem grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa mostly steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares, 12.50-13.50/bale. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Horse hay, 3×4’s 290.00-300.00; Stock Cow 3×4’s 205.00-235.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, large rounds 225.00-235.00, large square 3×4’s 245.00-255.00; Alfalfa ground and delivered 240.00-300.00; Alfalfa/Prairie grass mix ground and delivered 270.00-275.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 7.50-8.50/bale, large 3×4 squares 190.00-200.00, good large rounds 140.00-155.00. Brome: small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large rounds 155.00-165.00. Sudan: large rounds 140.00. Soybean large rounds 195.00-205.00. Wheat straw: small squares 6.00/bale, large rounds 95.00-105.00, large squares 110.00-120.00. Corn stalks: large rounds 95.00-105.00, corn stalks ground and delivered 145.00-155.00. The week of 10/30-11/05, 962T of grinding alfalfa and 399T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
THIS HAS BEEN YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT. THIS IS KIM NETTLETON WITH THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MANHATTAN, KS Full Report