Compared to the last report demand remained good, prices remained steady, and trade activity was slow to moderate. Folks are still looking to purchase hay but there just isn’t much out there to purchase. First, due to the drought, there just wasn’t enough hay put up last year to get everyone through to first cutting and second, any hay that is left is being held on to for use for their own livestock. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for January 31st the categorical percent area for abnormally dry conditions (D0) decreased to 13%, moderate drought (D1) remained at 14%, severe drought (D2) remained near 12%, extreme drought (D3) remained at 19%, 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
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered steady, movement slow to moderate. 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, 295.00-305.00, 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 round 155.00-165.00. 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 1/29-2/04, 6,705T of grinding alfalfa and 2,575T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, ground and delivered, and alfalfa pellets steady, grinding alfalfa mixed, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares none reported. Dairy 1.40-1.50/point RFV. Good, Stock cow, 300.00-310.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 295.00-305.00, 3×4 and 4×4’s 320.00-330.00. Ground and delivered 300.00-315.00. 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 none reported. 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: 100.00-105.00. The week of 1/29-2/04, 6,833T of grinding alfalfa and 734T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady, bluestem grass hay mostly steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, none reported. 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 155.00-160.00, large round 120.00-130.00, Brome, 3×4 and 4×4
squares 155.00-165.00. Corn stalks: large round 100.00-105.00. The week of 1/23-2/04, 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, ground/delivered and bluestem grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 10.00 higher, 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 250.00-260.00, large square 3×4’s 250.00-260.00; 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 160.00-170.00 delivered. Wheat straw: small squares 6.00/bale, large rounds 110.00-115.00, large squares 115.00-125.00. Corn stalks: large rounds 95.00-100.00, corn stalks ground and delivered 145.00-155.00. The week of 1/29-2/04, 907T of grinding alfalfa and 184T 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