Hay market trade is slow to moderate, demand is slow to moderate, and prices remain steady and are expected to do so for the next several weeks, according the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Dec. 24. 

This will be the final report of the year. Due to the holidays, the next report will be available Jan. 7, 2020. 

Southwest:

Dairy alfalfa, ground/delivered, grinding alfalfa steady; movement slow to moderate. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $240-$250. Supreme dairy 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$226; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock or dry cow, $160-$170. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $115-$125, Ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, $150-$160. Sudan, large rounds, $55-$65. Wheat straw, large rounds, $40-$50, large squares, $65-$75 delivered. For the week ending Dec. 21, 12,091 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,631 ton of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on Dec. 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was $151.06, down $8.91 from the previous month, usage was 691 ton/day, up 5% and total usage was 20,732 tons. 

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $250-$275. Supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV with an instance at 1.10/point RFV, $195-$225; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $130-$150. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $90-$105. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $135-$145. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $200-$205, 17% protein, $205-$220, dehydrated 17% protein, $300-$310. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $7-$8/bale, large rounds, $60-$70, large squares, $75-$85. Brome, small squares, $7-$8/bale, large rounds, $100-$110, lesser quality, $70-$80. Sudan, large rounds, $65-$75. Oat hay, large rounds, $80-$85. Teff, medium to large squares, $140-$160. Wheat straw, small squares, $5.50-$6.50/bale, large squares, $70-$75, large rounds, $55-$65. For the week ending Dec. 21, 6,719 tons of grinding alfalfa and 775 ton of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. The average paid by feedlots on Dec. 1 for alfalfa ground and delivered was $143.45, down .88 from the previous month, usage was 332 ton/day, up 30% and total usage was 9,957 tons.

Southeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. Horse or goat alfalfa, $230-$250. Dairy 1-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow, $160-$170. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $115-$125. Ground and delivered, none reported. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $130-$140, medium squares, $120-$140, large squares, $100-$120, large rounds, $60-$70. Good brome, small squares, $125-$150, medium to large squares, $120-$135, large rounds, $90-$100, lesser quality, $75-$85; Wheat straw, medium and large squares, $60-$80, large rounds, $55-$65. For the week ending Dec. 21, 2,956 tons of grass hay was reported bought/sold. 

Northwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Horse or goat alfalfa, 205-215. Premium/supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good, $150-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $100-$110. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $125-$135.

North central/northeast:

Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow to moderate. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $9.50-$10.50/bale. Supreme dairy 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$210; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock cow, $150-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $110-$125. Ground and delivered, $130-$160. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $7-$8/bale, medium to large squares, $85-$100, large rounds, $75-$85. Brome, small squares, $7.50-$8.50/bale, medium to large squares, $115-$150, large rounds, $80-$95. Sudan, large rounds, $55-$65. Wheat straw, small squares, $5-$6/bale delivered, large squares, $100-$110 delivered, large rounds, $60-$70. For the week ending Dec. 21, 299 ton of grinding alfalfa and 525 ton of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Manhattan, Kansas.

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