The hay trade was slow to very slow, with light demand for dairy alfalfa and moderate demand for grinding alfalfa, prairie hay, brome and alfalfa pellets, according to the Dec. 11 Kansas Department of Agriculture--USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

In southwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa was steady, with very little trade and active movement. Horse alfalfa was $130 to $150 per ton; supreme dairy, RFV 180+, was $125 to $130; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $110 to $120. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $95 per ton, ground and delivered to feedlots, spot, $110 to $120, winter contracts, $118 to $120. For the week ending Dec. 1, 14,105 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Total alfalfa usage for the week was 38,976 tons.

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+, $120 to $130; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $100 to $125. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, spot, was $85 to $95 per ton, ground and delivered to feedlots, $100 to $113. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, were $125 to $130 per ton; dehydrated, 17% protein, $140 to $148. Total alfalfa usage for the week was 11,136 tons.

In southeast Kansas, dairy alfalfa, brome and prairie hay were steady, with moderate to active 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 $72.50 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 $80 to $85 per ton, in medium and large square bales, $70 to $80, in large round bales, $55 to $60.

In northwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa was steady, with moderate to active movement. Horse alfalfa was $125 to $150 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 $100. Good cane-millet, in large bales, was $45 to $60 per ton. Straw, in large round bales, was $40 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 alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $80 per ton, ground on the truck, $80 to $90. Good bluestem, in small square bales, was $70 to $80 per ton, 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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