The hay trade was slow for grinding alfalfa and active for dairy alfalfa, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS. Demand was good for dairy alfalfa and moderate for grinding alfalfa, brome, prairie hay and alfalfa pellets.

Dry, mild weather helped alfalfa and Sudan producers finish baling and stacking. Most of the state remained dry, with wheat pasture prospects diminishing. Fall feed grain harvest progressed well.

In southwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa was steady, with active movement. Horse alfalfa was $130 to $150 per ton; supreme dairy, RFV 180 to 220, $125 to $135; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $110 to $130. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $100 to $105 per ton, ground and delivered to feedlots, spot, $110 to $117.50, winter contracts, $118 to $124. For the week ending Oct. 20, 15,044 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Corn and milo stalks were $40 to $70 per ton.

In south central Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets were steady, with moderate to active movement. Horse alfalfa was $120 to $130 per ton; supreme dairy, RFV 180 to 210, $120 to $130; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $100 to $125. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, spot, $85 to $95, winter contracts, $100 to $105, ground and delivered to feedlots, $100 to $113, winter contracts, $124. For the week ending Oct. 20, 3,976 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, were $130 per ton; dehydrated 17%, $138 to $148. Fair to good cane hay, in large round bales, was $50 to $65 per ton.

In southeast Kansas, dairy alfalfa, brome and prairie hay were steady, with slow to moderate movement. Horse alfalfa was $125 to $135 per ton; supreme dairy, $110 to $120; premium, $100 to $110. Good bluestem, in small square bales, was $75 to $90 per ton, in medium and large square bales, $65 to $80, in large round bales, $50 to $65. Good brome, in small square bales, was $70 to $85 per ton, in medium and large square bales, $70 to $80, in large round bales, $55 to $65. Sudan, in large square bales, was $60 to $70 per ton.

In northwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa was steady, with moderate to active movement. Horse alfalfa was $125 to $130 per ton; supreme dairy, $110 to $120; premium, $100 to $110. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $90 per ton, ground on the truck, $85 to $92.50. Good cane and millet were $60 per ton.

In north central-northeast Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa, brome and prairie hay were steady, with moderate movement. Supreme dairy alfalfa was $115 to $130 per ton; premium, $100 to $115. Fair to good grinding hay, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $80 per ton, ground on the truck, $80 to $92.50. Good Bluestem, in small square bales, was $70 to $80, in large round bales, $45 to $50. Good brome, in square bales, was $80 to $90 per ton, in large round bales, $50 to $65. Straw, in small square bales, was $2 per bale, in medium square bales, $60 per ton.

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