Kansas Hay Report
Manhattan, KS   Tue Mar 6, 2018    Kansas Department of Agriculture
Kansas Hay Market Report 
Ground alfalfa movement:  Southwest/South Central 
Tonnage:  10,151/4,295      Last week: 10,364/4,724	   Last year:  9,714/4,757
Hay market activity slow to moderate; Demand remains good for both grinding 
alfalfa and grass hay.  Small lots of alfalfa are being traded, but supplies 
continue to dwindle.  In addition, the feeling across the state is that the 
grass hay markets are also tightening. Alfalfa prices continue to increase while 
grass hay remains steady. There have been some "new crop" alfalfa inquiries by 
folks hoping to lock in price now and a few "new crop" alfalfa sales have been 
reported. Drought continues to persist across the state as concerns of wildfire 
increases.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the abnormally dry (D0) 
category is at 99 pct, moderate drought (D1) is at 73 pct, severe drought (D2) 
is at 34 pct and extreme drought (D3) is at 9.5 pct.  If you have hay for sale, 
and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: 
Southwest Kansas  
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05/point higher, grass hay, grinding alfalfa steady, 
ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small 
squares 240.00-250.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 
160.00-170.00, Good 140.00-150.00.  Stock or Dry Cow alfalfa, 115.00-125.00.  
Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 130.00-150.00. New crop alfalfa 110.00-115.00 
standing; 140.00-145 at the edge; Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 160.00-170.00 with an instance at 180.00. Grass hay: Bluestem large 
squares 80.00-90.00. The week of 2/25-3/3, 10,151T of grinding alfalfa and 
2,812T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Cornstalks: large rounds 55.00-65.00, 
ground and delivered 70.00-75.00. 

South Central Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa steady to .05/point higher, grass hay steady, grinding alfalfa and 
ground/delivered steady to 5.00 higher, alfalfa pellets steady to 15.00 higher, 
stock cow steady; movement moderate. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 215.00-
220.00. Dairy, .95-1.00/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-185.00, Premium 160.00-170.00, 
Good 140.00-150.00. Stock cow alfalfa, 135.00-145.00 delivered. Fair/Good 
grinding alfalfa, 115.00-135.00 with instance at 150.00.  Ground and delivered 
locally to feedlots 135.00-155.00 with two instances at 165.00-175.00. Alfalfa 
pellets: Sun Cured 15 pct protein 180.00-195.00, 17 pct protein 180.00-200.00, 
Dehydrated 17 pct 220.00-230.00. The week of 2/24-3/3, 4,295T of grinding 
alfalfa and 667T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Grass hay: bluestem, large 
squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00; Brome, large squares 130.00 
delivered; Oat hay, large squares 85.00-95.00, Sudan large rounds 75.00-80.00. 
Cornstalks: large rounds 60.00-65.00, cornstalks ground and delivered 65.00-
75.00, Straw large rounds 70.00-75.00. 

Southeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, horse/goat and 
stock cow alfalfa steady; movement slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse or goat, 
215.00-225.00.  Dairy .80-.90/point RFV. Stock cow alfalfa 130.00-140.00 with an 
instance at 150.00.  Fair/Good grinding alfalfa 95.00-105.00. Ground and 
delivered, 115.00-125.00. Grass hay: bluestem, premium small squares 110.00-
120.00 with instances at 130.00-140.00. Good, mid and large squares 80.00-
100.00, large rounds 65.00-75.00. Brome: small squares 6.00-8.00/bale. Good, mid 
and large squares 100.00-115.00, large rounds 70.00-80.00. Oat hay, large rounds 
75.00-85.00. The week of 2/25-3/3, 1,822T of grass hay were delivered. Straw, 
mid and large squares 50.00-60.00. Mulch, large rounds 50.00-55.00.

Northwest Kansas 	
Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to 5.00 higher and 
ground/delivered steady to 15.00 higher; movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa: 
small squares, 5.00-6.00/bale. Horse or goat, 175.00-200.00. Dairy, 
Premium/Supreme .90-.95/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 110.00-120.00. Fair/good 
grinding alfalfa, 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and 
dairies, 115.00-120.00. Cornstalks, large rounds 80.00-85.00.

North Central-Northeast Kansas 
Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, grass hay steady, ground/delivered steady to 
10.00 higher; movement slow to moderate.  Alfalfa: horse, small squares 9.00-
10.00/bale. Dairy .95-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 175.00-195.00, Premium 170.00-
185.00, Good 150.00-170.00.  New crop dairy quality alfalfa 175.00-185.00, Stock 
Cow, good 110.00-120.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 95.00-110.00 with an 
instance at 120.00. Ground and delivered, 135.00-145.00. Grass hay: bluestem, 
small squares 5.00-6.00/bale, large squares 100.00-110.00, large rounds 55.00-
75.00.  Brome: Good, small squares 6.00-8.00/bale, mid and large squares, 
125.00-130.00, good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Sudan large rounds 60.00-70.00; 
Straw: small squares, 4.00-5.00/bale, large squares 75.00-85.00, large rounds 
65.00-75.00. Certified weed-free grass mulch small squares 4.00-5.00/bale, large 
rounds 45.00/bale.

***Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted. Dairy alfalfa 
prices are for mid and large squares unless otherwise noted. Horse hay is in 
small squares unless otherwise noted. Prices are from the most recent sales. 
*CWF Certified Weed Free  

Alfalfa Quality Guidelines 
Quality       ADF     NDF   *RFV/RFQ   **TDN-100%     **TDN-90%     CP 
Supreme       <27    <34      >185        >62           >55.9       >22 
Premium      27-29  34-36    170-185    60.5-62       54.5-55.9    20-22 
Good         29-32  36-40    150-170      58-60       52.5-54.5    18-20 
Fair         32-35  40-44    130-150      56-58       50.5-52.5    16-18 
Utility       >35    >44      <130        <56           <50.5       <16 
*RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula. **TDN calculated using the Western 
formula. Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect 
feeding value. Values based on 100% dry matter (TDN showing both 100% & 90%). 
Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of sale (usage).  
Source: Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture - Manhattan, Kansas 
Kim Nettleton   785-564-6709  
Posted to the Internet:  www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/DC_GR310.txt 

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