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Hay trade slow to moderate

In Kansas, hay trade slow to moderate. Demand moderate for dairy alfalfa and alfalfa pellets, moderate to strong for stock cow, grinding alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 25. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady to firm. Movement moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $250-$285; premium, $250-$260; heifer or bunk hay, $250; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $240-$250, an instance $270. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies $260-$290, clock contracts $280-$290. For the week ending Sept. 22, 6,716 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,450 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, large bales, $60-$70. Corn stalks, $60-$70, or $70-$85 delivered, ground and delivered $95-$125. PM6, small squares, $250, large squares, $225. Corn hay, low nitrates, large bales, $150. Bermuda, good, large bales, $250. CRP, fair, large bales, $90-$100; good, $110-$130, and instance $150.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady, alfalfa pellets steady to $5 higher. Movement slow. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $250-$265, $275-$300 for out of state shipment. Premium, $230-$250; heifer or bunk hay, $220-$250, some $265 for October/November; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $200, mostly $220. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $230-$260. For the week ending Sept. 22, 4,216 tons of grinding alfalfa and 975 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $290-$295; 17% protein, $290-$315; Dehydrated 17% $350. Straw, large bales, $55-$70. Hi-compression bales, $65-$75. Corn stalks, $60-$70. Sudan, good, large bales, $145-$150. Milo hay, high nitrates, $100, low nitrates, $120-$150. Milo stalks, $95. Soybean stalks, $100. Good grass hay, large bales, $150-$170; fair, large bales, $90-$120.

Southeast:

Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady to firm. Movement moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $300, an instance stock cow, $250; Bluestem, good, small squares, $140-$160, an instance, $175, medium and large squares, $125-$150, and instance $175, large rounds, $100-$135. Brome, good, in small squares, $140-$150, medium and large squares, $130-$150, an instance, $200, large rounds, $110-$150. Grass mulch CWF, large rounds, $70. Straw, large bales, $50-$60. Soybean hay, good, large bales, $160-$200. CRP, fair, large bales, $100.

Northwest:

Alfalfa steady to firm, movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300. Premium dairy, $230-$240; Stock cow, $200-$220. Fair/good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, $200-$220. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $240-$260. Corn hay, large bales, $100. Corn stalks, $55-$70. CRP hay, good, large bales, $125-$150; fair, $100.

North central/northeast:

Dairy and grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady to firm. Movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $10-$12/small squares; supreme dairy, $230-$265, some $1.40/point RFV; Premium, $220-$240; Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $200-$220, some $230 delivered, alfalfa ground on truck, $225, ground and delivered, $230-$250. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $6.50/bale, an instance $10/bale, $120-$160, medium squares, $130-$150, a little $165, large rounds, $50/bale, $110-$150. Brome, good, small squares, $7/bale, an instance $10/bale, $110-$150, medium squares, $120-$160, large rounds, $50/bale, $100-$150. Grass mulch, large rounds, $60, CWF, large rounds, $75. Straw, small squares $3.50/bale or $4.50/bale delivered, large bales $60-$65 or $70-$80 delivered. Soybean hay, good, in large bales, $130-$160.

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

Date: 10/1/2012



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