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In Kansas, the hay trade is 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, Oct. 9. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady to firm. Movement slow to moderate. Alfalfa, horse, small squares, $400. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $250-$285; premium, $250-$260; heifer or bunk hay, $260; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, an instance, $220, $240-$260, an instance $270. Ground on truck, $265; ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies $260-$290, clock contracts $280-$290. For the week ending Oct. 6, 7,077 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,700 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. Bermuda, good, large bales, $250. CRP, fair, large bales, $90-$100; good, $110-$130. Sudan/cane, good, $140-$150.

South central: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady, alfalfa pellets steady to firm. Movement slow to moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $260-$285, $275-$300 for out of state shipment. Premium, $240-$260; heifer or bunk hay, $220-$275; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, a little, $200, mostly $220. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $240-$270. For the week ending Oct. 6, 4,615 tons of grinding alfalfa and 925 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, $70-$95. Soybean stalks, $100. Good soybean hay, $200. Good grass hay, large bales, $150-$180; fair, large bales, $90-$120.

Southeast: Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady to firm. Movement slow to moderate. Good horse and goat alfalfa, $300; Supreme dairy alfalfa, $300, stock cow, $250-$260; 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, supreme, $300; 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-$125. Corn stalks, $55-$70. Milo hay, good, $150-$175. CRP hay, good, large bales, $125-$150; fair, $100. BMR Sudan, good, $200, regular sudan, good, $145.

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 square bale; supreme dairy, $240-$265, clippings, $300; premium, $230-$250; 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-$170.

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

Date: 10/15/2012



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