Compared to the last report demand remained strong, prices remained mostly steady, but actual trades were down in most regions last week. Little has seemed to change since the last report as contributors indicate the market has been quiet for the first week of January. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for January 3rd, current categorical percent area for abnormally dry conditions (D0) increased to 15%, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 16%, severe drought (D2) remained near 12%, extreme drought (D3) increased to 20%, and exceptional drought (D4) remained near 37%. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. Full Report, USDA-AMS
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, supreme small squares 12.00-14.00/bale. Dairy, 1.40-1.50/point RFV. Good, Stock or Dry Cow 295.00-305.00. Grinding alfalfa, large rounds, 300.00-310.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 305.00-315.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies 340.00-350.00. Alfalfa/grass hay mix ground and delivered 290.00-300.00; Grass Hay: Bluestem: large square 3×4’s 155.00-165.00. Corn stalks: large square 3×4’s 140.00-150.00. The week of 1/01-1/07, 4,812T of grinding alfalfa and 1,100T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa mixed, ground and delivered, and alfalfa pellets steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy 1.40-1.50/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 295.00-300.00. Ground and delivered 290.00-310.00. 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, none reported. Grass Hay: CRP 115.00-125.00. Sudan: 3×4 and 4×4’s 200.00-210.00. Corn stalks: large rounds 100.00-110.00, ground and delivered 220.00-230.00. Soybean stalks, large rounds 115.00-125.00. Failed Soybean bales, large round and large squares, 140.00-180.00. Soybeans ground and delivered, 220.00-225.00. Milo: large rounds 120.00-130.00; Wheat straw: 115.00-125.00. The week of 1/01-1/07, 4,544T of grinding alfalfa and 1,569T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady, bluestem grass hay mixed, movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 260.00-270.00. Dairy 1.40-1.50/point RFV Good, stock cow 255.00-265.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa 295.00-300.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 140.00-165.00, good 3×4 squares 150.00-165.00, large round 120.00-130.00, Brome, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 170.00-180.00. Corn stalks: large round 100.00-110.00. The week of 1/01-1/07, 1,439T of grass hay was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa and 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 1.40-1.50/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.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa steady to .10 higher, grinding alfalfa, and bluestem grass hay steady, ground/delivered mostly steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: Dairy 1.40-1.50/point RFV; Horse hay, premium small squares, 12.50-13.50/bale, 3×4’s 290.00-300.00.; 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 140.00-150.00. Brome: small squares 9.00-9.50/bale. Sudan: large rounds 155.00-165.00 delivered, large square 3×4’s 165.00-175.00 delivered. Wheat straw: small squares 6.00/bale, large rounds 105.00-110.00, 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 1/01-1/07, 682T of grinding alfalfa and 565T 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