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Hay trade slow to moderate

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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, April 30. 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 alfalfa, $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, 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 27, 6,916 tons of grinding alfalfa and 2,995 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, large bales, $60-$70. Corn stalks, $55-$70, 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, 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 27, 3,364 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,190 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $285-$290; 17% protein, $290-$305; Dehydrated 17% $355. Straw, large bales, $55-$70. Hi-density bales, $65-$75. Corn stalks, $55-$70. Sudan, good, large bales, $145-$150. Milo stalks, $70-$85. Soybean stalks, $55-$60. Good grass hay, 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 recent 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, edge of the field, $190-$220, alfalfa ground on 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/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $7/bale, a little $10/bale, $110-$150/ton, an instance $180, medium squares, $120-$160, an instance, $180, large rounds, $50/bale, $110-$150/ton. 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. Sudan, good, large bales, $150.

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

Date: 5/6/2013



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