Compared to the last report demand remains good, prices remained steady, trade activity was slow. Contributors report that new hay sales continue to be slow as there is not much out there TO buy, however, if you beat the bushes, you might be able to find a few loads here and there. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for March 7th, much of the High Plains remains in long-term drought, with the central High Plains seeing some expansion of moderate drought (D1) from southeast Nebraska to northeastern Kansas based on continued lack of recent precipitation, low streamflows and soil moisture. However, southeast Kansas received heavy rain from severe storms that extended from the South and Southeast into the Great Lakes regions. The categorical percent area for Abnormally dry conditions (D0) decreased to 10%, moderate drought (D1) increased to near 10%, severe drought (D2) remained near 13%, extreme drought (D3) remained near 17%, and exceptional drought (D4) remained near 35%. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. FULL REPORT
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 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, 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 300.00-310.00; Grass Hay: Bluestem: none reported. Corn stalks: none reported. The week of 3/5-3/11, 4,095T of grinding alfalfa and 550T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold. The average paid by feedlots on March 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was $310.07, up $11.07 from the previous month, usage was 678T/day, up less than 1% from the previous month and total usage was 18,995.5 T.
South Central Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, and alfalfa pellets steady, grinding alfalfa mostly steady, ground and delivered 5.00 higher, 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 290.00-300.00 delivered. Alfalfa ground and delivered 315.00-330.00; Alfalfa/Soybean: ground and delivered 300.00-315.00. 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: large round 125.00-130.00. Corn stalks: large rounds 110.00-120.00. Soybeans, large round 140.00-150.00. Milo: large rounds 125.00-135.00. The week of 3/5-3/11, 7,845.75 T of grinding alfalfa and 100T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold. The average paid by feedlots on March 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was $267.88, up $5.69 from the previous month, usage was 247T/day, up 5.5% from the previous and total usage was 7,160 T.
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa steady and grass hay mixed; 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 none reported, large square 3×4 250.00-260.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-165.00, good 3×4 squares 160.00-170.00, large round 120.00-130.00, Brome, 3×4 and 4×4 squares 155.00-165.00. Corn stalks: large round 120.00-130.00 delivered. The week of 3/5-3/11, 1,364 T 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 220.00-230.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, large rounds 235.00-245.00, 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 square 3×4’s 130.00-140.00 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 3/5-3/11, 953 T of grinding alfalfa and 175 T 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