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09 June 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow and demand light, although there were a few more trades of both old crop and new crop hay reported this past week. Producers have been busy in hay fields swathing and baling their first cutting and … Continue reading

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Changing Food Trends in Kansas Workshop in Salina, June 24

KGLC – Learning how to adapt to changing markets and how farmers and ranchers can better connect with consumers will be the topic of workshop at Martinelli’s Little Italy, in Salina, KS on June 24. Registration begins at 9:30am, with the … Continue reading

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02 June 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; demand light; Producers are busy in the fields and the 2020 hay year is well under way. Most producers state first cutting is short and that it has been difficult find hays true value. 06-02-20 Hay … Continue reading

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26 May 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; demand light; Most of the activity is on previously contracted hay.Hit and miss showers occurred across western Kansas and, although gratefully received, did not provide much relief from the drought conditions. Rain continues to fall, however, … Continue reading

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Higher Forage Rations Deserve a Look

HAY & FORAGE GROWER – Dairy cattle and other ruminants are biologically designed to convert forages and other fibrous feeds into high-quality milk and meat for human consumption. The rumen microorganisms are the key to making this system work. Forages … Continue reading

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19 May 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY!! Hay market trade slow; demand light; Spot market activity on feedlot and dairy hay is virtually inactive. Most of the activity is on previously contracted hay. 05-19-20 Hay Report FINAL

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Strategies for Reducing Forage Shortages

By Darren Scott, NRCS FARMERS.GOV – Livestock market complications that reduce calf sales can cause unexpected forage demands. Droughts can compound the problem leading to forage deficiencies. Forage shortages can cause poor animal performance, overgrazed and degraded pastures, and increased expenses. … Continue reading

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12 May 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; demand light; Prices mostly steady with a slight dip in the ground and delivered market but most producers state it is difficult to determine alfalfa’s true value given the current circumstances. Rain and thunderstorms are expected … Continue reading

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Forage options for freeze-damaged wheat

 – Freezing conditions during April over some parts of Kansas potentially caused some damage in winter wheat, and with the passage of time, the level of damage is becoming more clear.  As a result, producers facing reduced grain yields must … Continue reading

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The 2020 KS Range Schools are less than 3 months away!

KGLC – It is time to start thinking about attending this year and then register to attend. Learn more about rangeland management in a friendly setting with other ranchers, land managers, range management students and natural resource professionals. You can … Continue reading

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