Hay market trade activity remains slow, demand is slow but there has been increasing inquiries from eastern states, while prices remain steady. Rains continued off and on over a good portion of the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 4. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, movement slow. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $250-$270. Supreme dairy alfalfa, 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$210; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock or dry cow, $185-$195. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, old crop, $160-$170, new crop, $125-$145. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, old crop, $195-$205, new crop, $160-$170. Premium bluestem, small squares, $140-$150. Sudan, large rounds, $70-$80. Cornstalks, large rounds, $65-$75, ground and delivered, $85-$95. Wheat straw, large rounds, $65-$70. For the week ending June 1, 7,357 tons of grinding alfalfa and 700 tons of dairy alfalfa was delivered.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered and grass hay steady, alfalfa pellets steady to 20 higher; movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $200-$210. Supreme dairy, 1-1.10/point RFV, $195-$215; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $170-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, old crop, $140-$150, new crop, $120-$130. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, old crop, $165-$175, new crop, $145-$155. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $210-$220, 17% protein, $220-$230, dehydrated 17% protein, $285-$295. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, none reported, large squares, none reported. Sudan, large rounds, $70-$80. Wheat straw: large rounds, $65-$75. For the week ending June 1, 5,604 tons of grinding alfalfa and 949 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

Southeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. Horse or goat alfalfa, $220-$240. Dairy 1-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow, $170-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported. Premium bluestem grass hay, small squares, $140-$150. Good, medium squares, $125-$135, good large squares, 110-120, large rounds 100-115. Good brome, small squares none reported, mid to large squares 140-155, large rounds 125-135. Sudan, large rounds, $75-$85. Wheat straw, medium and large squares, $75-$100. Mulch, large rounds, $50-$60. For the week ending June 1, 1,042 tons of grass hay was delivered.

Northwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, movement slow. Horse or goat alfalfa, $220-$230. Premium/supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV. Fair/good stock cow, $160-$165. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $140-$150. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $150-$160.

North central/northeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, steady movement slow. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $9-$10/bale. Supreme dairy 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$210; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock cow, $195-$200. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, $135-$145. Ground and delivered, $160-$170. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $8-$8.50/bale, large squares, $120-$130, large rounds, $100-$110. Brome, small squares, $8.50-$9.50/bale, large squares, $145-$155, large rounds, $100-$110 with an instance at $115-$120. Sudan, large rounds, $80-$90; Wheat straw, small squares, $6-$7/bale, large squares, $100-$110, and large rounds, $80-$90. For the week ending June 1, 482 tons of grinding alfalfa and 450 tons of dairy alfalfa was delivered.

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

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