Hay market trade is slow to moderate, demand was slow to moderate, and prices remain steady. Drought continues to plague the western regions of the state, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Nov. 26.

Southwest:

Dairy/ground/delivered steady, grinding alfalfa steady to $5 higher; movement slow to moderate. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $235-$245. 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, $110-$125. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $150-$160. Sudan, large rounds, $55-$65. Wheat straw, large rounds, $40-$50, large squares, $65-$75 delivered. For the week ending Nov. 23, 8,591 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,631 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $210-$220. Supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV, $195-$225; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $130-$150. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $95-$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, $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 Nov. 23, 8,635 tons of grinding alfalfa and 863 ton 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, $160-$170. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $115-$125. Ground and delivered, none reported. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $130-$140; good, 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.

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, $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-$66. Wheat straw, small squares, $5-$6/bale delivered, large squares $100-$110 delivered, large rounds, $60-$70. For the week ending Nov. 23, 234 ton of grinding alfalfa and 450 ton of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

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

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