Compared to the last report demand remains good, prices remained steady, trade activity remains slow. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for April 4th, changes were made including a slight expansion of an area of Exceptional Drought (D4) in central Kansas. Currently, 50% of Kansas is depicted in the extreme or exceptional (D3-D4) drought categories with 12-month precipitation deficits ranging from 4 to 16 inches. According to the latest USDA Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report (April 10), winter wheat conditions were rated 33% very poor, 28% poor, 26% fair, 12% good, and 1% excellent. In terms of topsoil moisture conditions (April 9, USDA), the percentage of topsoil moisture rated short to very short was 80% in Kansas. The categorical percent area for drought conditions did not change much. Abnormally dry conditions (D0) remained near 9%, moderate drought (D1) remained near 9.5%, severe drought (D2) remained near 13%, extreme drought (D3) dropped to 15%, and exceptional drought (D4) increased to 37.5%. ** Prices below reflect the average price. There could be prices higher and lower than those published. FULL REPORT

Southwest Kansas
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 300.00-315.00. Grinding alfalfa, large rounds, 290.00-300.00, 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 300.00-320.00; Grass Hay: Bluestem: 150.00-160.00. Corn stalks: none reported. The week of 4/2-4/8, 5,095T of grinding alfalfa and 572T 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, 295.00-305.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, large rounds 290.00-300.00 delivered, 3×4 and 4×4’s 315.00-325.00 delivered. Alfalfa ground and delivered 315.00-325.00; 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. The week of 4/2-4/8, 6,038.5T of grinding alfalfa and 262.50T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.

Southeast Kansas
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, 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 none reported, large square 3×4 260.00-270.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 160.00-165.00, good 3×4 squares 160.00-170.00, large round 140.00-150.00.
Brome, large rounds 135.00-145.00. Corn stalks: large round 120.00-130.00 delivered. The week of 4/2-4/8, 1,344T of grass hay was reported bought or sold.

Northwest Kansas
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 230.00-240.00. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, large rounds 235.00-245.00, large square 3×4’s 270.00-280.00 delivered; 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 150.00-160.00. Brome: small squares 9.00-9.50/bale, large square 3×4’s, none reported, large rounds, none reported. 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 squares 140.00-150.00 delivered. The week of 4/2-4/8, 613.5T of grinding alfalfa and 300T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.


Ecostrat wants to buy large amounts of wheat straw and corn stover in Kansas. Their main customers are mushroom producers and straw processing plants. If there’s enough straw in a specific area, they can organize baling. Ecostrat is open to work with large growers and straw aggregators alike. Please contact Shamri Hamit at (416) -968-8884 x 241 or for more information.

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