Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was slow, and prices mostly steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Sept. 24. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $230-240. 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 feedlots and dairies, $145-$160. Premium bluestem grass hay, small squares, $140-$150. Oat hay, large rounds, $90-$95 delivered. Sudan, large rounds, $65-$75 delivered. Wheat straw, large rounds, $40-$50, large squares, $65-$75 delivered. For the week ending Sept. 21, 10,593 tons of grinding alfalfa and 2,024 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

South central:

Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $200-$210. Supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV, $195-$225; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $130-$150. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $90-$100. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $135-$150. Sun cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $200-$205, 17% protein, $210-$220, dehydrated 17% protein, $300-$310; 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. Sudan, large rounds, $65-$75 delivered. Oat hay, large rounds, $70-$85. Wheat straw, small squares, $5.50-$6.50/bale, large squares, $70-$80, large rounds, $40-$60. For the week ending Sept. 21, 6,465 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,408 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

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, $150-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $135-$145, good, medium to large squares, $90-$120, large rounds, $70-$85. Good brome, small squares, $125-$150, medium to large squares, $120-$140 with an instance at $150, large rounds, $90-$100, lesser quality, $75-$85. Wheat straw, medium and large squares, $60-$80, large rounds, $55-$65. For the week ending Sept. 21, 1,487 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. Fair/good stock cow, $150-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $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, 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, $100-$115. Ground and delivered, $130-$160. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $7-$8/bale delivered, medium to large squares, $85-$100, large rounds, $75-$85. Brome, small squares $7.50-$8.50/bale delivered, medium to large squares, $115-$150, large rounds, $80-$95. Sudan, large rounds, $50-$60. Wheat straw, small squares, $5-$6/bale delivered, large squares, $95-$105 delivered, large rounds, $50-$60. For the week ending Sept. 21, 1,047 tons of grinding alfalfa and 275 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

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

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