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Hay trade, movement remain slow

In Kansas, hay trade and movement remain slow. Demand is light to moderate for dairy and stock cow hay, light for grinding alfalfa, grass hay and alfalfa pellets, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 18. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady. Movement slow. Alfalfa, horse, large squares, $250-$270, small squares, $10/bale. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $220-$250, most on old contracts; premium, $210-$240, a little new crop contracted, $230-$240; good, $190-$220; stock cow, $165-$195. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field or delivered in, $135-$150. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $175-$200, some ground on truck, $155-$180. For the week ending Feb. 15, 7,893 tons of grinding alfalfa and 2,700 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, good, large bales, $60-$70, $85-$110 delivered. Corn stalks, $50-$60, ground and delivered $85-$110. Good sudan or cane, BMR, $75-$95.

South central: Dairy/grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady to $5 lower. Movement slow. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $220-$250, 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, $130-$140. Utility, $120-$130. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $175-$205. For the week ending Feb. 15, 4,591 tons of grinding alfalfa and 850 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $225-$235; 17% protein, $240-$250; Dehydrated 17% $320. Good straw, large bales, $55-$70. Corn stalks, $50-$55. Grass hay, good, $80-$100. Good, sudan or cane, regular or BMR, $70-$90. Soybean stalks, $65.

Southeast: Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow. Premium/supreme dairy alfalfa, in medium squares, $250-$280, good, $200; stock cow, good, $175. Good bluestem, small squares $140-$160, fair, $130, medium and large squares, $120-$150, most $125-$130, some fair quality, $100-$110, large rounds, $70-$85. Brome, good, in small squares $140-$160, mid and large squares, $125-$140, after seed, fair, $100, large rounds, $80-$90. Grass Mulch CWF, large rounds, $60. Straw, good, 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, $125-$200, some on old contracts, most $125. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $175-$240, some on old contracts, an instance, $160. Corn stalks, $55-$65.

North central/northeast: Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $8-$9/small square bale; supreme dairy, $225-$250; premium, $200-$230; good, $170-$200; Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $110-$140, most $130; ground and delivered, $170-$210. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $5-$6.50/bale, $130-$150, medium squares, $125-$140; fair, $100-$110, large rounds, $65-$80/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $6-$7/bale, $130-$160/ton, medium squares, $125-$150, large rounds, $30-$40/bale, $65-$85/ton; fair, $55-$65/ton; CWF Grass mulch, large rounds, some $60-$70/bale, a little $80/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, $65-$75.

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

Date: 2/24/2014



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