The hay trade was moderate, according to the July 10 Kansas Hay Market Report, compiled by the Federal-State USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

Demand was good for dairy alfalfa, moderate for grinding alfalfa, brome, prairie hay and alfalfa pellets. Prices are from the most recent sales. The weather was hot and dry, with rain and cooler temperatures needed throughout the state.

In southwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa were steady to firm, with moderate movement. Horse alfalfa was $115 per ton. Supreme dairy alfalfa, RFV 180 to 200, was $100 to $110 per ton; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $90 to $100, RFV 140 to 155, $95. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $75 to $85 per ton, mostly $80; fair to good ground and short haul to feedlots, spot, $95 to $100. For the week ending June 30, 14,297 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Oat hay, in square bales, was $65 to $80 per ton, some to $85 delivered, in small square bales, $110, in large round bales, $65 to $70, some to $75 delivered. Straw was $50 to $55 per ton delivered. Average paid by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa, ground and delivered, was $97.77 per ton, down $7.29 from June. Usage was 1,289 tons per day, up 15%; total usage was 38,683 tons.

In south central Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa were steady; alfalfa pellets were steady to $2 higher. Movement was moderate. Second cutting horse quality alfalfa was $110 to $125 per ton. Supreme dairy alfalfa, RFV 180 to 200, was $100 to $110 per ton; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $85 to $100. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $80 per ton, ground on the truck, $80 to $90. For the week ending June 30, 4,009 tons of alfalfa were ground and delivered to feedlots. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, were $110 to $115 per ton; 17% protein, $130 to $132. Average paid by feedlots on July 1 for alfalfa, ground and delivered, was $96.07, down $6.23 from June. Usage was 363 tons per day, down 7%; total usage was 10,884 tons.

In southeast Kansas, dairy alfalfa, prairie hay and brome were steady. Movement was slow. Supreme dairy alfalfa was $110 per ton; premium, $85 to $100; good, in large round and medium square bales, $85. Good new crop bluestem, in small square bales, was $70 to $80 per ton, in large square bales, $60 to $70; fair, $60 to $70; good, in large round bales, $50. Good brome, in small square bales, was $70 to $85 per ton, in large square bales, $70 to $75, in large round bales, $50 to $60.

In northwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa were steady. Movement was slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa was $110 per ton, some to $130. Supreme dairy alfalfa, RFV 180+, was $100 to $110 per ton; premium, $90 to $100; good, $80 to $85. Fair to good grinding hay, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $80 per ton; ground on the truck, $80 to $90.

In north central-northeast Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome were steady. Movement was slow to moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa, RFV 180 to 200, was $100 to $110 per ton; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $90 to $100; good, $80 to $85. Fair to good grinding hay, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $75 per ton; ground on the truck, $80 to $85. Good bluestem grass, in small square bales, was $70 to $85 per ton, in large round bales, $50 to $60. Good brome, in square bales, was $65 to $85 per ton, in large round bales, $45 to $60. Straw, in small square bales, was $2 per bale, in large bales, $30 to $35 per ton fob.

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