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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate. Prices remain steady for all hay types. Hay movement has picked up only slightly, with the weather being the limiting factor, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 1…

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With a dose of moisture from Mother Nature alfalfa and forage producers may have a reason to be more optimistic as they look ahead to the 2019 production season.

Alexandre Caldeira Rocateli, a forage systems Extension specialist and assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, said, “If the favorable trend continues, we will have good amounts of soil water storage for a promising alfalfa crop and pastures.” 

However, Oklahoma weather is unpredictable where every promising season can turn to a challenging one in a matter of days, he cautions. Producers need only look back to 2018.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 15. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Demand remains moderate to very good, especially for grinding alfalfa and good quality grass hay. Prices remain generally steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Feb. 12. Prices given on a …

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, instances good. The bulk of the premium squares continue to go to out of state dairies or horse owners, according to the USDA Market News Service, Feb. 8. Prices gi…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold mostly steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 25. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light and movement remains slow. Hay has been sold but moving it remains an issue due to mud and wintry weather, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 29, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwis…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay, grass hay, ground and delivered hay and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate to good across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 18. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light. Demand has been moderate, especially from beef producers, although there seems to be more buyers than there is hay, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 22, 2019. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unles…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is light to moderate. Prices remain steady and demand has been moderate, with an increase in out-of-state inquires, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 15. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady. Grass hay and ground and delivered hay sold steady. Dehydrated pellets steady in the East sold steady with the Platte valley trading steady to $10 higher. Demand remains very good for dehydrated pellets across the state with supply getting very tight. Demand for grinding hay and ground hay was good from feedlots, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 11. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large rounds, $100-$115; fair, large rounds, $72.50-$87.50. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65, few at $70. Cane, in large rounds, $80. Sudex, in large rounds, $65. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $280-$290.

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In Nebraska, compared to two weeks ago, all reported baled forages sold steady. Dehydrated pellets sold $20 higher in the eastern side of the state with the Platte Valley trading steady. Demand was light the first week of the New Year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jan. 4. Price…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices are steady and demand has been light to moderate, not surprising during the holidays, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Jan. 8. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can still be found, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 31. Prices given on a per-…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. Due to holiday closings, Nebraska will not have an update next week. The nex…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. Due to holiday closings, Nebraska will not have an update next week. The nex…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can still be found, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 22. Prices given on a per-…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa hay sold fully steady with grass hay, cornstalks and dehydrated pellets trading steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 14. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, small squares, $6.50-$7/bale; good, large squares, $160-$180, large rounds, $90-$105 or $125-$140 delivered. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Cornstalk bales, $60-$65. Soybean stubble bales, $50. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230-$240.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is moderate. Alfalfa hay supplies remain a concern for some but hay can still be found, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 18.

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The Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference is moving to a new location in 2019. The 35th annual event will be held Feb. 26, 2019, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., in Springfield, Missouri.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow to moderate. Prices are generally steady and demand is light to moderate. Grinding alfalfa prices were mixed across the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 11. Prices given on a per-ton basis, un…

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In Nebraska, all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate across the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dec. 7. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Perennial pastures are valuable to any farm operation and they take a lot of time, effort and money to put in, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor of animal science and forage researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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Hay bales can be an effective and reliable feed source for livestock as the weather turns cold and dreary. When it comes to feeding or selling hay through the winter, one thing that should never be neglected is to get the hay properly tested. The information gained from forage sampling will …

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady and demand light. The alfalfa hay market remains steady for both price and sales, although producers are reporting they are receiving more inquiries, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 4…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was good on ground and delivered hay as users are stocking piling due to the pending winter storm. Moderate to good demand for all other baled hay and alfalfa pellets, according to the U…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. More buyers are looking for a cheaper source of roughage to blend into winter ration, according to the USDA Market News Service, Nov. 26. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. …

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady and demand light. The alfalfa hay market remains steady for both price and sales, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 20. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. Note, th…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady and demand light. The alfalfa hay market remains steady for both price and sales, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 20. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. More buyers are looking for a cheaper source of roughage to blend into winter ration, according to the USDA Market News Service, Nov. 16. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted. 

Eastern/central—Good alfalfa, large squares, $180, large rounds, $90-$105, $125-$140 delivered; fair, large squares, $155, large rounds, $80. Premium alfalfa baleage, rounds, $140. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100-$105, $150 delivered, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Straw, round and large squares, $65. Cornstalk bales, $52.50-$60; soybean stubble, $47.50. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230-$240.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light, on limited test. The alfalfa hay market remains sluggish, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 13. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold steady. Ground and delivered products steady to $10 higher and dehydrated pellets sold steady to $5 higher. Buyer inquiry and demand picked up in most areas of the state, according to the USDA Market News Service, Nov. 9. Prices given on per-ton basis,…

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In Nebraska, alfalfa sold mostly steady, instances $15 higher on the eastern side of the state. Grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady to $10 higher, according to the USDA Market News Service, Nov. 2. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light. Hay sales have slowed to a crawl with few inquiries, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 6. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Warm-season grasses are plentiful in hay producing areas, but the rain that helped improve growing conditions following an extended period of drought is hurting their chances for more round bales, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa sold mostly steady, instances $10 higher on the western side of the state. Grass hay, ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 26. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 30. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa, grass hay ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was moderate instances good from out of state buyers, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 19. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady, demand light to moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 23. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa sold fully steady with grass hay selling steady. Ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 12. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Eastern/central—Premium alfalfa, large rounds, $115-$125; good, large squares, $176, large rounds, $84-$100. Premium grass hay, large rounds, $100, small squares, $160-$170; good, large rounds, $85-$90; fair, large rounds, $65-$75. Brome, in large rounds, $90-$100/bale. Cane, in large rounds, $70. Straw, large rounds, $65, rounds, $60-$75. Dehydrated alfalfa pellets, 17% protein, $230-$240.

Platte Valley—Good alfalfa, rounds, $100-$105, few $110. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $130-$135. Ground and delivered alfalfa-cornstalk mix, $125-$130. Ground and delivered cornstalks, $85-$95. Cane, large rounds, $80. Dehydrated pellets, 17% protein, $215-$220. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $200.

Western—Premium alfalfa, large squares, $170; good, large squares, $130-$150, large rounds, $130-$135. Good alfalfa orchard grass, large squares, $150; premium, large rounds, $130. Good grass hay, large rounds, $125-$130. Straw, large squares, $80-$85. Ground and delivered alfalfa, $150-$155, some loads at $185. 

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady to $5 lower for grinding alfalfa and steady to $10 lower for feed hay, demand light to moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 16. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa sold steady, grass hay sold steady to weak. Ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate in most areas with good demand in the Western side of the state,according to the USDA Market News Service, Oct. 5. Prices given on p…

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices mostly steady and demand light to moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 09. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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Steel and aluminum tariffs put in place by President Trump on China are impacting much more than the steel and aluminum industry. Just ask AllHay.com on the impact these tariffs have had on the hay industry.

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In Kansas, hay market trade activity is slow. Prices steady and demand light to moderate, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Oct. 2. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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In Nebraska, alfalfa and grass hay sold unevenly steady. Ground and delivered products and dehydrated pellets sold steady. Demand was light to moderate, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sept. 28. Prices given on per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

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