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Hay trading slow to moderate

In Kansas, the hay trade is slow to moderate. Demand strong for alfalfa pellets, moderate for dairy, stock cow and grinding alfalfa, and prairie hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 27. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady with a softer undertone. Movement is slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, in small squares, $210-$250; supreme dairy, $185-$200; premium, $170-$185; good, $150-$175. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa shipped in, $125-$150, at the edge of the field, $150-$160. Ground on truck, $169-$175. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $165-$195. For the week ending Jan. 16, 10,009 tons grinding alfalfa and 2,042 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Good straw, in large bales, $55-$60. Sudan-cane, in large bales, $70-$85. Milo stalks in a large bale, $55.

South central:

Dairy, grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady with a softer undertone. Movement is slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, in small squares, $200-$230, in medium or large squares, $185; supreme dairy, $185-$200; premium, $170-$185; good, $145-$170. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $100-$130. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $130-$155. For the week ending Jan. 16, 4,583 tons of grinding alfalfa and 955 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $180-$195; sun-cured, 17% $185-$200; dehydrated, 15% $220 and 17% $240. Good straw, in large bales, $55-$60. Milo stalks, large bales, $55-$60. Cornstalks, in large bales, $50. Cane-sudan, in large bales, $70.

Southeast:

Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Horse and goat alfalfa, $180-$200. Premium/supreme dairy alfalfa, $175-$185; good, $130-$150; fair, $130. Good bluestem, in small squares, $90-$105, mostly $95-$100, in medium and large squares, $75-$85, in large rounds, $50-$60, mulch, in large rounds, $45 to mostly $50. Good brome, in small squares, $100-$110, in medium and large squares, $80-$95, in large rounds, $50-$70.

Northwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady. Movement moderate. Horse alfalfa, in small squares, $200-$250. Premium/supreme dairy, $175-$185; good, $165; fair, $120-$135. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $100-$110; ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $130-$150. Milo stalks, in large bales, $55-$65.

North central/northeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, in small squares, $200, in medium squares, $165-$185; supreme dairy, $170-$200; premium, $160-$180; fair/good, $130-$150. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $70-$90, ground on truck, $90-$110. Good grass hay, in small squares, $95-$100, in medium squares, $70-$85, in large rounds, $50-$60, some $20-$40/large rounds delivered. Good brome, in small squares, $100-$130, in medium squares, $90-$110, in large rounds, $50-$75; fair, $40-$50, some $20-$45/large rounds delivered. Straw, in small squares, $3-$3.50/bale, in large bales, $50-$55.

Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, Kan.


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