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Hay trade slow to moderate

In Kansas, the hay trade is slow to moderate. Demand light to moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa, for stock cow hay, grass hay and alfalfa pellets, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, April 23. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady to firm. Movement moderate. Alfalfa, horse, small squares, $350-$400. Supreme dairy, $260-$280; premium, $250-$270; new crop contracted, $180-$205 standing in the field all cuttings; heifer or bunk hay, a little new crop contracted, $230-$235. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, $210-$240. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $240-$275, a few instances of $225-$235 new crop contracted. For the week ending April 20, 7,257 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,920 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, large bales, $60-$70. Corn stalks, $55-$65, or $70-$85 delivered, ground and delivered $72-$100. CRP, fair, large bales, $90-$100; good, $110-$130. Sudan/cane, good, $140-$150.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement slow to moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $260-$280; premium, $240-$260; heifer or bunk hay, $225-$240; fair/good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, $200-$220, some $210-$230 delivered; utility/fair, $190. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $240-$265. For the week ending April 20, 2,756 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,075 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $285-$290, 17% protein, $290-$305; dehydrated 17% protein, $355. Straw, large bales, $55-$70, hi-density bales, $65-$75. Corn stalks, $55-$70. Sudan, good, large bales, $145-$150. Milo hay, high nitrates, $100, low nitrates, $120-$150. Milo stalks, $70-$85. Soybean stalks, $55-$60. Grass hay, good, large bales, $150-$180; fair, large bales, $90-$120.

Southeast:

Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Horse or goat alfalfa, $300. Dairy, no trade; stock cow, $250-$280. Bluestem, good, small squares, $140-$160, an instance $190, medium and large squares, $125-$150, large rounds, $100-$135. Brome, good, small squares, $140-$150, medium and large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $110-$150. Grass mulch CWF, large rounds, $70. Straw, large bales, $50-$60. Soybean hay, good, large bales, $170-$200. CRP, fair, large bales, $100. Milo hay, good, $100-$130.

Northwest:

Alfalfa steady. Movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300, medium squares, $250; Premium dairy, $230-$240; stock cow, $200-$220. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, $210-$230. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $250-$270. Corn hay, large bales, $100-$125. Corn stalks, $55-$70. CRP hay, good, large bales, $125-$150, fair, $100.

North central/northeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $9/small square bale; supreme dairy, $240-$275; premium, $230-$250; utility/fair grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, $190-$220, alfalfa ground-on-the-truck, $235, ground and delivered, $240-$270. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $6.50/bale, some $10/bale, $120-$160, medium squares, $130-$150, a little $165, large rounds, $50/bale, $110-$150. Good brome, small squares, $7/bale, a little $10/bale, $110-$150, an instance $180, medium squares, $120-$160, an instance $180, large rounds, $50/bale, $110-$150; Grass mulch, large rounds, $60, CWF, large rounds, $100/bale. Straw, small squares, $3.50-$4/bale; large bales, $60-$65 or $70-$80 delivered. Good sudan, large bales, $150.

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

Date: 4/29/2013



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