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Hay trade slow


In Kansas, the hay trade is 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, Oct. 22. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady to $10 lower. Movement slow. Alfalfa, horse, large squares, $250. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $240-$260, some old contracts; premium, $220-$245, some old contracts; good, $200-$220, large rounds, $190; heifer or bunk hay, $235 old contracts. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, delivered in, $165-$190. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $195-$235, some ground on truck, $175-$180. For the week ending Oct. 19, 6,217 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,650 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, good, large bales, $60-$70, $85-$105 delivered. Corn stalks, $53-$60, ground and delivered $85-$100. Good sudan or cane, regular or BMR, $80-$100.

South central: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady, alfalfa pellets steady to $10 lower. Movement slow. Supreme dairy alfalfa, old contracts, $240-$260; premium, $190-$240; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $140-$160, mostly $150; utility, $130-$140. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $180-$230. For the week ending Oct. 19, 4,516 tons of grinding alfalfa and 2,210 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% and 17% protein, $240-$255; Dehydrated 17% $345. Good straw, large bales, $55-$70. Hi-density bales, $65-$75. Corn stalks, $55-$65. Grass hay, good, $80-$120. Good, sudan or cane, regular or BMR, $75-$95.

Southeast: Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow. Horse or goat alfalfa, medium squares, $250-$300. Bluestem, good, small squares, $140-$170, medium and large squares, $125-$150, mostly $135, large rounds, $75-$90. Brome, good, small squares, $140-$165, medium and large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $80-$100. Grass mulch CWF, large rounds, $60-$70. Good straw, large bales, $55-$60.

Northwest: Grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300, medium squares, $250. Dairy, no trade. Fair/good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, $140-$200. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $200-$250. Corn stalks, $55-$60.

North central/northeast: Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady to soft. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $9/small square bale; dairy, some 1.00-1.56/point RFV, supreme $235-$250; premium, $200-$240; good, $170-$200; utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $130-$180, mostly $130-$150; ground and delivered, $195-$230. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $6.50-$7/bale, $130-$160, medium squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $65-$80/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $6-$8/bale, $130-$160/ton, medium squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $50/bale, $70-$90; CWF Grass mulch, large rounds, some $90/bale. Straw, good small squares $3.50-$4.00/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: 10/28/2013



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