Compared to the last report demand remained good, prices remained steady, and trade activity was moderate. Seems as though the hay market is currently in kind of a holding pattern, after the frenzy between August to December. Most report that they feel feed yards have enough feed, whether it is alfalfa, grass, silage, or distillers, to get to first cutting and most of the hay moving up and down the roads is previously purchased hay. There still is some alfalfa out there to buy but it is pretty hit or miss, and several folks are looking to purchase grass hay, to help get them through. A winter storm system moved across the state last week bringing much needed rain and snow to many. Good news out of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center which indicates that we should be transitioning out of La Nina this spring and according to some experts, ample precipitation will arrive right around planting time. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for January 17th, Kansas areas remain in extreme to exceptional drought with no changes to the categorical percentages. The categorical percent area for abnormally dry conditions (D0) remained at 15%, moderate drought (D1) remained at 16%, severe drought (D2) remained near 12%, extreme drought (D3) remained at 19%, and exceptional drought (D4) remained near 38%. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. Full Report
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, 280.00-290.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 300.00-310.00. 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 145.00-155.00. Oat hay: large 3×4’s 165.00-175.00. Corn stalks: large square 3×4’s 125.00-130.00.00. The week of 1/15-1/21, 4,863T of grinding alfalfa and 880T 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 290.00-295.00. Ground and delivered 300.00-310.00. Alfalfa/Soybean: ground and delivered 295.00-305.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 330.00-340.00, 17 pct protein 345.00-350.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 395.00-400.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, large rounds 195.00-205.00. 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 130.00-140.00; Wheat straw: 105.00-115.00. The week of 1/15-1/21, 6,138T of grinding alfalfa and 609T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady, bluestem grass hay mixed, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 260.00-270.00. Dairy 1.40-1.50/point RFV. Good, stock cow 260.00-270.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa 295.00-300.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-170.00, good 3×4 squares 165.00-170.00, large round 120.00-130.00, Brome, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 160.00-170.00. Corn stalks: large round 95.00-105.00. The week of 1/15-1/21, 1,273T 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, 3×3 squares 420.00-430.00 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, 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 240.00-250.00; Alfalfa ground and delivered 275.00-300.00; Alfalfa/Prairie grass mix ground and delivered 270.00-275.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large 3×4 squares 180.00-190.00, good large rounds 140.00-150.00. Brome: small squares 9.00-9.50/bale, large square 3×4’s 170.00-180.00. 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 95.00-100.00, corn stalks ground and delivered 145.00-155.00. The week of 1/15-1/21, 753T of grinding alfalfa and 392T 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