Compared to the last report demand remains good, prices remained steady, trade activity remains slow. Some good news was received last week by many and it came in the form of liquid precipitation! According to the Office of the State Climatologist, the highest totals were in Washington, Marshall and Nemaha Counties, where six CoCoRaHS observers all recorded over 2” of rain, with one observer in Waterville in Marshall County receiving 2.98”, the highest total in the state. Although the rain is far below what is needed to climb out of the grips of the drought, it is, hopefully, a start. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor for April 25th, In the Great Plains from central and western South Dakota southward through Kansas, the continued lack of substantial rainfall led to intensification over a relatively large part of these areas. In particular, D3 expanded through most of central Nebraska, and lesser expansion of D3 and D4 reported in central Kansas. The Department of Agriculture reported 62 percent of Kansas winter wheat in poor or very poor condition, as was 42 percent of Nebraska winter wheat. The categorical percent area for Abnormally dry conditions (D0) remained near 7%, moderate drought (D1) remained near 11%, severe drought (D2) decreased to near 11%, extreme drought (D3) increased to 14%, and exceptional drought (D4) increased to near 46%. ** 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 14.00-15.00/bale. Dairy, 1.40-1.50/point RFV. Good, Stock or Dry Cow 300.00-315.00. Grinding alfalfa, large rounds, 295.00-300.00, large square 3×4’s and 4×4’s 305.00-315.00. Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies 340.00-350.00. Alfalfa/grass hay mix ground and delivered 310.00-320.00; Grass Hay: Bluestem: 150.00-160.00. Corn stalks: none reported. The week of 4/23-4/27, 4,960T of grinding alfalfa and 550T 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 310.00-320.00 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 4/23-4/27, 6,968.5T of grinding alfalfa and 325T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought or sold.
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 square 180.00-200.00 delivered. Corn stalks: large round 120.00-130.00 delivered. The week of 4/23-4/27, 1,118T 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 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 none reported, large 3×4 squares 150.00-160.00, good large rounds 150.00-160.00. Brome: small squares none reported, large square 3×4’s, none reported, large rounds, 130.00-150.00. Sudan: large round 130.00-150.00. Wheat straw: small squares none reported, large rounds none reported, large squares 120.00-130.00. Corn stalks: large squares 135.00-145.00 delivered. The week of 4/23-4/27, 895T of grinding alfalfa and 300T 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
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