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In Kansas, the hay trade slow. Demand light 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, Dec. 10. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa, horse, large squares, $250, small squares, $10/bale. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $220-$250, most on old contracts; premium, $210-$240, most old contracts; good, $190-$220; stock cow, $195. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, delivered in, $150-$170, most $150 minimal trade. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $175-$230, some ground on truck, $160-$180. For the week ending Dec. 7, 7,720 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,470 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, good, large bales, $60-$70, $85-$100 delivered. Corn stalks, $50-$60, ground and delivered $85-$100. Good sudan or cane, BMR, $80-$100.

South central: Dairy/grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement slow. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $220-$260, most on old contracts; premium, $190-$240, some on old contracts; stock cow or heifer, good, $150-$190; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $140-$150; utility, $130-$140. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $175-$230. For the week ending Dec. 7, 3,394 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,410 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% and 17% protein, $238-$255; Dehydrated 17% $340. Good straw, large bales, $55-$70. Corn stalks, $50-$55. Grass hay, good, $80-$120. Good, sudan or cane, regular or BMR, $75-$95. Soybean stalks, $65.

Southeast: Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow. Horse and goat alfalfa, in medium squares, $250-$280. Good bluestem, small squares $140-$160, medium and large squares, $120-$150, some fair, $100-$110, large rounds, $70-$90; Brome, good, in small squares $140-$165, mid and large squares, $125-$150, large rounds, $80-$90. Grass mulch CWF, large rounds, $60-$70. Straw, good, large bales, $55-$60.

Northwest: Grinding alfalfa steady to soft. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300, medium squares, $250. Dairy, premium/supreme, $240. Fair/good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, $125-$200. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $190-$240. Corn stalks, $50-$55.

North central/northeast: Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $8-$9/small square bale; dairy, some 1-1.48/point RFV, supreme $225-$245; premium, $200-$230; good, $170-$200; utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $120-$150; ground and delivered, $190-$220. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $6-$8/bale, $130-$160, medium squares, $130-$150; fair, $100-$110, large rounds, $65-$80/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $7-$8/bale, $130-$160/ton, medium squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $50/bale, $70-$90; CWF grass mulch, large rounds, some $60-$70/bale, a little $85/bale. Straw, good small squares $3.50-$4/bale or $4.25/bale delivered, large bales $55-$60/ton or $70-$85 delivered. Good sudan or cane, large rounds, $75-$85.

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

Date: 12/16/2013



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