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Hay trading slow, strong demand

In Kansas, the hay trade slow. Demand is moderate to strong for dairy alfalfa, moderate for alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 26. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy alfalfa steady, grinding alfalfa steady to $5 lower. Movement slow.

Horse alfalfa, in small squares, $210-$250; Dairy, 75-80 cents/point RFV, Supreme, $150; premium/supreme, $130-$140, or $140-$155 delivered; premium, $120-$130; fair/good, $120. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $95-$105, an instance, $90. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $115-$130, ground on truck, $118-$127. For the week ending June 20, 11,184 tons grinding alfalfa and 1,175 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Good wheat hay, in large rounds, $60-$65. Good oat hay, in small squares, $125 delivered.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa, dairy, 65-80 cents/point RFV, premium/supreme, $130-$150, an instance, $160; premium, $110-$130; good, $90-$110. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $75-$90. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $100-$115. For the week ending June 20, 2,835 tons of grinding alfalfa and 825 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $155-$170; sun-cured, 17% %170; dehydrated, 15% $210 and 17% $210.

Southeast:

Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow. Horse and goat alfalfa, in medium squares, $140-$200. Good dairy alfalfa, $127.50; Stock cow, (premium with cheat) $130. Good bluestem, in small squares, $85-$100, mostly, $90-$95, in medium and large squares, $60-$85, mostly $65-$80, in large rounds, $40-$60. Mulch, in large rounds, $45 to mostly $50. Good brome, in small squares, $100-$110, in medium and large squares, $80-$90, new crop, $85-$90, in large rounds, $50-$75.

Northwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, in small squares, new crop, $200-$250. Dairy, no trade. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $90-$100; Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $120-$140.

North central/northeast:

Dairy and grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow.

Horse alfalfa, in small squares, new crop, $7/bale, $220/ton, in medium squares, $150; Dairy, Supreme, $130-$150; premium, $120-$140; Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $60-$80, alfalfa ground on truck, $90-$100, ground and delivered, $100-$120. Good bluestem grass hay, in small squares, $90-$100, new crop contracted, $120 delivered, in medium squares, $70-$80, in large rounds, $45-$60. Good brome, in small squares, $100-$110, new crop, $130 delivered, in medium squares, $75-$85, in large rounds, $50-$60; fair, $40-$50. Straw contracted, in small squares, $3.25/bale, in midsize bales, $55-$60.

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



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