Compared to the last report demand remained good, prices remained steady, trade activity was slow to moderate. Producers state that the hay business remains slow with only a few new trades here and there. Field work is commencing as thoughts turn to spring with the first day of March arriving this week. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for February 21st, Moderate to exceptional drought was trimmed in a few areas of northwestern and eastern Kansas, and adjacent parts of Nebraska. Abnormally dry conditions (D0) decreased to 12%, moderate drought (D1) remained near 8%, severe drought (D2) increased to 13.5%, extreme drought (D3) increased to near 18%, and exceptional drought (D4) decreased to near 35%. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. USDA Report
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 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, 285.00-300.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 300.00-315.00. 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: none reported. Corn stalks: none reported. The week of 2/19-2/25, 5,246T of grinding alfalfa and 825T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground and delivered, and alfalfa pellets steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 325.00/ton. Dairy 1.40-1.50/point RFV. Good, Stock cow, 300.00-310.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 290.00-300.00 delivered, 3×4 and 4×4’s 305.00-315.00 delivered. Alfalfa ground and delivered 300.00-315.00; Alfalfa/Soybean: ground and delivered 295.00-305.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 325.00-335.00, 17 pct protein 345.00-350.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 395.00-400.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, large rounds none reported. Sudan: 3×4 and 4×4’s 200.00-210.00, large round 125.00-130.00. Corn stalks: large rounds 110.00-120.00. Failed Soybean bales, large round, and large squares, 140.00-180.00. Milo: large rounds 125.00-135.00. The week of 2/19-2/25, 7,520T of grinding alfalfa and 607T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa and grass hay 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, large rounds 225.00-235.00, large square 3×4 285.00-295.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-165.00, good 3×4 squares 155.00-165.00, large round 125.00-135.00, Brome, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 155.00-165.00. Corn stalks: large round 120.00-130.00 delivered. The week of 2/19-2/25, 1,179T of grass hay was reported bought or sold.
Dairy alfalfa and grinding alfalfa steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, small squares 345.00-355.00 delivered, 3×3 squares 305.00-320.00 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 300.00-315.00. Milo stalks, large rounds 145.00-150.00.
North Central-Northeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and bluestem grass hay 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 240.00-250.00, 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 150.00-160.00, 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 150.00-160.00 delivered, large square 3×4’s 150.00-160.00 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. The week of 2/19-2/25, 1,030T of grinding alfalfa and 317T 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