The hay trade was slow, while demand was moderate for dairy and grinding alfalfa, light for brome, prairie hay and alfalfa pellets, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, March 16. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa steady. Movement was slow to moderate. Fair/supreme horse alfalfa: $100-$150; supreme dairy, RFV 185-240: $100-$110; premium, RFV 170-185: $80-$105; good, RFV 150-170: $80-$90; Fair, RFV 140-150: $70-$80. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, in the field: $55-$65, ground and delivered: $70-$82. For the week of March 6, 12,770 tons of alfalfa ground and delivered to feedlots.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa and alfalfa pellets steady. Movement was slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa: $105-$130; supreme dairy: $100-$115; premium: $90-$105; good: $75-$100; Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, in the field: $45-$60, ground and delivered: $70-$75. For the week ended March 6, 4,688 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,566 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein: $95-$106, 17% protein: $102-$105; dehydrated 17% protein: $115.

Southeast:

Alfalfa, brome and prairie hay steady to soft. Movement was slow to moderate. Supreme dairy alfalfa: $100-$110; premium: $95-$100; good: $85-$95. Fair bluestem, in small squares: $45-$65; good: $65-$75, in medium and large squares: $55-$70, in large rounds: $30-$45. Good brome, in small squares: $70-$75, in medium and large squares: $55-$70, in large rounds: $30-$50.

Northwest:

Dairy alfalfa was steady, grinding alfalfa mixed, some trade at each end of price range. Movement was slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa: $120-$130; supreme dairy: $95-$110; premium: $80-$100; good: $75-$85. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, in the field: $45-$60, ground and delivered: $70-$80.

North central/northeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, prairie hay and brome steady. Movement was slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa: $110-$120; Supreme dairy: $100-$110; premium: $95-$100; good: $80-$90; fair: $70. Utility/fair grinding alfalfa, in the field: $35-$55, ground on truck: $50-$65. Good bluestem grass, in small squares: $65-$75, in large rounds: $40-$50; fair: $30-$40. Premium brome, in small squares: $80; fair/good, in small squares: $65-$75, in medium and large squares: $50-$65, in large rounds: $35-$50. Straw, in small squares: $1.75-$2/bale, in medium squares: $40-$45.

Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

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