Full Report KSFGC Winter Forage Conference

Compared to the last report demand remains strong and prices were mostly steady, with a definite undertone of strength to the market. Lots of corn stalks have been baled which is being ground with the alfalfa to help offset higher costs and to extend alfalfa stores. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for November 29th, no changes were made on the map. For the week, average temperatures were well above normal across the Northern Plains with average temperatures ranging from 2 to 10+ deg F above normal. According to NOAA, the Great Plains Region saw its 9th warmest and 8th driest September-October on record. Currently abnormally dry conditions (D0) remained near 14%, moderate drought (D1) remained near 17.5%, severe drought (D2) remained near 13%, extreme drought (D3) remained near 21%, and exceptional drought (D4) remained near 35%. The annual Winter Forage Conference hosted by the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will be held December 15th in Great Bend, Kansas. For more information, please visit their website: and look for Forage and Grassland Council Winter Forage Conference. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published.

Southwest Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered 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 330.00-345.00. Alfalfa/grass hay mix ground and delivered 275.00-285.00; Grass Hay: CRP, large square 3×4’s 145.00-155.00. Wheat straw: large round 100.00-105.00. The week of 11/27-12/03, 5,264T of grinding alfalfa and 1,325T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.

South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered, and alfalfa pellets steady, , movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Good, Stock cow, 290.00-305.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 280.00-290.00, 3×4 and 4×4’s 280.00-290.00. Ground and delivered 290.00-300.00. Alfalfa/Soybean: ground and delivered 250.00-300.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 320.00-335.00, 17 pct protein 325.00-335.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 345.00-350.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-165.00, large square 3×4’s 135.00-145.00. Brome: small squares, 9.00/bale, 3×4’s 155.00-165.00, large rounds none reported, mid square 3×3’s 175.00-185.00. Grass Hay: CRP 115.00-125.00. Sudan: 3×4 and 4×4’s 200.00-210.00. Soybean stalks, large rounds 115.00-125.00. Failed Soybean bales, large round and large squares, 195.00-200.00. Soybeans ground and delivered, 220.00-225.00. Wheat straw: 115.00-125.00. The week of 11/27-12/03, 6,203T of grinding alfalfa and 119T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.

Southeast Kansas
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 265.00-275.00. 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 130.00-135.00, Brome, large rounds 140.00-150.00, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 175.00-185.00. Wheat straw, large rounds, old contracts 60.00-70.00. The week of 11/27-12/03, 1,087T of grass hay was reported bought or sold.

Northwest Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, small squares 300.00-400.00 delivered, 3×4 squares 370.00-380.00 delivered. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.30-1.40/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large square 3×4’s 300.00-310.00. Milo stalks, large rounds 145.00-150.00, failed milo, large rounds none reported.

North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, and bluestem grass hay steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse hay, premium small squares, 12.50-13.50/bale, 3×4’s 290.00-300.00. Dairy 1.30-1.40/point RFV; Stock Cow 3×4’s none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, large rounds 230.00-240.00, 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 9.00-9.50/bale, large rounds 155.00-165.00. Sudan: large rounds 125.00-135.00. 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 11/27-12/03, 1,090T of grinding alfalfa and 450T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.

** Prices above reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published.

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