The hay trade was slow to moderate, with good demand for dairy alfalfa and prairie hay, and moderate demand for grinding alfalfa, brome and alfalfa pellets, according to the Nov. 13 Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS. Grinding alfalfa was showing a softer undertone, due to resistance from buyers.

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 $98 to $105 per ton, winter contracts, $105 to $110, ground and delivered to feedlots, spot, $110 to $120, winter contracts, $118 to $124. For the week ending Nov. 3, 14,683 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots.

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 220, $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, winter contracts, $100, ground and delivered, $100 to $113, winter contracts, $124. For the week ending Nov. 3, 4,439 tons of alfalfa was ground and delivered to feedlots. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, were $130 per ton; dehydrated, 17% protein, $140 to $148.

In southeast Kansas, dairy alfalfa was steady, and brome and prairie hay were steady to $5 higher, 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 $80 to $90 per ton, in medium and large square bales, $70 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 $65.

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 and millet was $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 alfalfa, at the edge of the field, was $80 to $90 per ton, ground on the truck, $80 to $92.50. Good bluestem, in small square bales, was $70 to $80 per ton, in large round bales, $45 to $50. Good brome, in small 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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