Hay market trade and demand remains slow, prices trended down just a little for most hay types. An abundance of grinder and brome hay hitting the market has caused a slowdown in interest from buyers, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, July 30.

Southwest:

Dairy alfalfa and ground/delivered, steady, grinding alfalfa steady to $5 lower; movement slow. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $225-$235. Supreme dairy 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$226; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock or dry cow, new crop, $160-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, new crop, $120-$130. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, new crop, $150-$170. Buffalo/bermuda grass mix, small squares, $6.50-$7.50/bale, large rounds, $65-$75. Oat hay, large rounds, $115-125, rained on $80. Wheat straw, large rounds and large squares, $65-$75 delivered. For the week ending July 27, 6,045 tons of grinding alfalfa and 325 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported delivered.

South central:

Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, steady; grinding alfalfa steady to $10 lower, ground/delivered steady to $5 lower, movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $200-$210. Supreme dairy, 1-1.10/point RFV, $195-$225; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $150-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, new crop, $80-$110. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, new crop, $135-$150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $200-$210, 17% protein, $210-$220, dehydrated 17% protein, $305-$315. Teff hay, medium squares, $135-$145. Good bluestem grass hay, small squares, $7-$8/bale. Brome, small squares, $7-$8/bale, large rounds, $100-$110, lesser quality, $70-$80. Oat hay, large rounds, $70-$85. Wheat straw, small squares, $5.50-$6.50/bale, large rounds, $40-$60. For the week ending July 27, 5,155 tons of grinding alfalfa and 724 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported delivered.

Southeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow to moderate. Horse or goat alfalfa, $230-$250. Dairy 1-1.10/point RFV. Stock cow, $150-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $130-$140. Ground and delivered, none reported. Bluestem grass hay, new crop, small squares, $140-$150; good, medium to large squares, $85-$110, large rounds, $80-$100. Good brome, new crop, small squares, $130-$140, medium to large squares, $120-$150, large rounds, $90-$100, lesser quality, $75-$85; Wheat straw, medium and large squares, $75-$90, large rounds, $55-$65. For the week ending July 27, 833 tons of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Horse or goat alfalfa, $215-$225. Premium/supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV. Fair/good stock cow, $150-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, new crop, $105-$115, with instances at $125-$140. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $125-$135.

North central/northeast:

Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Premium horse alfalfa, new crop, small squares, $9.50-$10.50/bale. Supreme dairy 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$210; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock cow, none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, new crop, $100-$115. Ground and delivered, $130-$140. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $7-$8/bale delivered, large squares, $95-$105. Brome, small squares, $7.50-$8.50/bale delivered, medium to large squares, $140-$150, large rounds, $95-$105, lesser quality, $75-$85. Wheat straw, small squares, $5-$6/bale delivered, large squares, $95-$105 delivered, large rounds, $50-$60. For the week ending July 27, 432 tons of grinding alfalfa and 275 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported delivered.

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

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.