Compared to the last report demand remained strong and prices were mostly steady, with some alfalfa strengthening in the southwest and south-central regions. Producers and brokers report there is a lot of hay moving. They continue to receive lots calls from folks needing to purchase hay, however, most say that they are only moving hay to their regular customers.
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.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa 15.00-25.00 higher, ground and delivered steady 5.00-10.00 higher, 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, 310.00-315.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 290.00-310.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies 340.00-350.00. Alfalfa/grass hay mix ground and delivered 280.00-290.00; Grass Hay: CRP, large square 3×4’s 145.00-155.00. Wheat straw: large round 100.00-105.00. The week of 12/04-12/10, 5,229T of grinding alfalfa and 675T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold. The average paid by feedlots on December 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was $257.75, up $5.24 from the previous month, usage was 666T/day, up 14% from last month and total usage was 19,986T.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered steady, and alfalfa pellets mostly 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 285.00-300.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 320.00-335.00, 17 pct protein 325.00-335.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 375.00-385.00. 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 12/04-12/10, 7,571.25T of grinding alfalfa and 318.75T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold. The average paid by feedlots on December 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was $244.29, up $40.21 from the previous month, usage was 253T/day, down 24% from last month and total usage was 7,598T.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady, bluestem grass hay steady, movement slow to moderate. 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, 1,393T 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 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, and bluestem grass hay steady, ground/delivered mostly 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 275.00-300.00; 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 12/04-12/10, 669.5T of grinding alfalfa and 473T 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