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

In southwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa was steady, with moderate to active movement. Supreme dairy alfalfa, RFV 180 to 210, was $120 to $135 per ton; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $100 to $120. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $70 to $80 per ton; low to fair, $65; fair to good, ground and delivered to feedlots, $95 to $100. For the week ending March 30, 13,701 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Total usage was 35,601 tons.

In south central Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets were steady, with moderate movement. Supreme dairy alfalfa, RFV 180+, was $120 to $135 per ton; premium, RFV 150 to 180, $100 to $120. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $60 to $75 per ton, ground and delivered, $88 to $100. For the week ending March 30, 3,840 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, were $119 to $120 per ton; dehydrated 17% protein, $138. Good straw, in small square bales, was $1.75 per bale. Total usage was 10,896 tons.

In southeast Kansas, dairy alfalfa, brome and prairie hay were steady, with moderate movement. Supreme dairy alfalfa was $110 to $120 per ton; premium, $90 to $110; good, $80 to $90. Good bluestem, in small square bales, was $75 to $90 per ton, in medium and large square bales, $65 to $80; good, in large round bales, $40 to $55. 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, $50 to $60.

In northwest Kansas, dairy and grinding alfalfa was steady, with moderate movement. Horse alfalfa was $150 per ton; supreme dairy, $115 to $130; premium, $100 to $115; good, $85 to $95. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $60 to $70 per ton, ground on the truck, $70 to $80. Good bluestem, in small square bales, was $70 to $85 per ton, in large round bales, $50 to $60. Good brome, in square bales, was $80 to $90 per ton, in large round bales, $55 to $65. Straw, in medium square bales, was $60 per ton, in small square bales, $2 per bale.

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; good, $85 to $95. Fair to good grinding alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $60 to $70 per ton, ground on the truck, $70 to $80. Good bluestem was $70 to $85 per ton, in large round bales, $50 to $60. Brome, in small square bales, was $80 to $90 per ton, in large round bales, $55 to $65. Straw, in medium square bales, was $60 per ton, in small square bales, $2 per bale.

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