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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, June 25. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa, horse, small squares, $350-$400. Supreme dairy alfalfa no trade; new crop a little $250-$260, some delivered in $225-$235, 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, edge of the field, old crop $210-$230 delivered in. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, spot $240-$260, an instance of $270, a little new crop $230-$250 contracted. For the week ending June 22, 7,302 tons of grinding alfalfa and 725 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, large bales, $70-$75, $85-$95 delivered. Corn stalks, $55-$65, or $70-$85 delivered, ground and delivered $72-$100.

South central: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady, alfalfa pellets mixed, $5 lower to $5 higher. Movement slow. Supreme dairy alfalfa, no trade, a little new crop, $240-$250 out of the field; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, new crop $180-$200, mostly $180-$190. Utility/fair, $170-$180. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $240-$250. For the week ending June 22, 2,916 tons of grinding alfalfa and 690 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $275-$285; 17% protein, $285-$300; Dehydrated 17% $355. Straw, large bales, $55-$70. Hi-density bales, $65-$75. Corn stalks, $55-$70. Grass hay, good, $120.

Southeast: Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Horse or goat alfalfa, old crop $300. Dairy, no trade. 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, few $155. Grass mulch CWF, large rounds, $60-$70. Straw, large bales, $50-$60. CRP, fair, large bales, $100.

Northwest: Alfalfa steady, movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300, medium squares, $250; dairy, no trade. Fair/good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, $210-$240. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $250-$270. 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, no trade; premium, new crop $240-$260 no test but at least premium; utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, new crop $180-$200, alfalfa ground on truck, $235, ground and delivered, $235-$260. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $6.50/bale, $120-$160, medium squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $50/bale, $110-$150/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $7/bale, $130-$160/ton, medium squares, new crop $130-$160, large rounds, $50/bale, $95-$130. Grass mulch, large rounds, $60, CWF, large rounds, $100/bale. Straw, small squares $3.50-$4/bale, large bales $60-$65/ton or $70-$80 delivered.

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

Date: 7/1/2013



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