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In Kansas, the hay trade is active, and movement slow to moderate. Demand remains strong for dairy and grinding alfalfa, light to moderate for grass hay and alfalfa pellets, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 10. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest: Dairy/ground alfalfa steady to firm, few instances $5 higher on premium quality. Movement moderate. Alfalfa, horse, large squares, $250-$300, small squares, $10/bale. Supreme dairy alfalfa, $230-$260, some $285-$290 delivered; premium, $215-$230, a little $215 delivered. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field or delivered in, $200-$210, a little $225. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, new crop $235-$260, mostly $235-$250. For the week ending June 7, 7,762 tons of grinding alfalfa and 4,192 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Straw, good, large bales, $60-$70, or $85-$100 delivered. Corn stalks, $60-$70, ground and delivered $85-$110. Good sudan or cane, old crop BMR, $160.

South central: Dairy/ground alfalfa steady to firm, alfalfa pellets steady to $15 higher. Movement moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $280 or $9/bale; supreme dairy alfalfa, $230-$260; premium, $220-$230; fair/good grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $190-$210. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, new crop $225-$240. For the week ending June 7, 4,192 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,000 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $245-$260; 17% protein, $250-$260; Dehydrated 17% $300. Good straw, large bales, $60-$70. Grass hay, good, $80-$100.

Southeast: Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady. Movement slow to moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, in medium squares, $250-$280. Good bluestem, small squares $135-$160, fair, $130, medium and large squares, $110-$140, most $120-$130, fair quality, $100-$110, large rounds, $60-$80; fair, $50-$60; Brome, good, small squares $140-$160, mid and large squares, $120-$140; fair, $100, large rounds, $70-$90, fair, $60-$70. Grass Mulch CWF, large rounds, $60. Straw, good, large bales, $55-$60.

Northwest: Grinding alfalfa steady to firm. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $300, medium squares, $250, and instance new crop, $250; supreme dairy, $250. Fair/good grinding alfalfa at the edge of the field, $170-$200, some on old contracts. Ground and delivered to feedlots and dairies, $205-$240, on old contracts.

North central/northeast: Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady to firm, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement slow. Horse alfalfa, $300, some $8.50-$9/small square bale; supreme dairy, $235-$275; premium, $210-$240; utility/fair grinding alfalfa, edge of the field, $170-$180, instances $200-$225; ground and delivered, $200-$210. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $5-$6/bale, $130-$150, medium squares, $110-$135; fair, $100-$110, large rounds, $55-$75/ton. Brome, good, small squares, $6-$7/bale, $130-$160/ton, medium squares, $110-$130, large rounds, $30-$40/bale, $60-$80/ton; fair, $50-$60/ton; CWF Grass mulch, large rounds $60-$70, a little $70/bale. Straw, good small squares $3.50-$4/bale or $4.25/bale delivered, large bales $55-$60/ton or $70-$85 delivered.

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

Date: 6/16/2014



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