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Hay trade slow

In Kansas, the hay trade is slow. Demand moderate to strong for dairy alfalfa, moderate for alfalfa pellets, light to moderate for grinding alfalfa and grass hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 5. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady to soft. Movement moderate. Alfalfa, horse, large squares, $250-$300, small squares, $10/bale. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $230-$260, some $250-$290 delivered; premium, $205-$230; dry cow, good, $170-$200. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field or delivered in, $140-$150. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $175-$195. For the week ending Aug. 2, 8,481 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,300 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, good, large bales, $60-$75, mostly $70 or $80-$95 delivered. Corn stalks, $60-$75, ground and delivered $85-$110. Fair CRP, large rounds, $70.

South central: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady, pellets steady to $5 lower. Movement moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $280 or $9/bale; supreme dairy, $230-$260; premium, $210-$230; good dry cow, $170-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $130-$150, mostly $125-$140; utility/fair, $100-$130. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $150-$215. For the week ending Aug. 2, 3,712 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,375 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $220-$230, 17% protein, $240; dehydrated 17% $295. Good straw, large bales, $60-$70. Grass hay, good, $80-$100.

Southeast: Alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow to moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, in medium squares, $280. Good stock cow, $165. Good bluestem, small squares, $120-$140, medium and large squares new crop out of the field, $90-$110, mostly $90-$100, large rounds, $50-$70. Brome, good, small squares $130-$150, medium and large squares, $115-$135, large rounds, $60-$80. Grass mulch CWF, large rounds, $60-$65. Straw, good, large bales, $60-$70.

Northwest: Grinding alfalfa steady to soft. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300, medium squares, $250. Good stock cow, $175. Fair/good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, $130-$150. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $180-$210.

North central/northeast: Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $8.50-$9/small square; supreme dairy, $235-$265; premium, $210-$235; utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $115-$130; ground and delivered, $170-$210. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $5-$6/bale, $120-$140, medium squares, $90-$110, large rounds, $55-$70/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $6.00-$7/bale, $130-$150/ton, medium squares, $110-$130, large rounds, $30-$50/bale, $60-$80/ton, and instance $125/ton; CWF Grass mulch, large rounds $60-$65. Straw, good small squares $4/bale or $4.50/bale delivered, large bales $60-$70/ton or $85 delivered.

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

Date: 8/11/2014



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