Hay market trade was slow to moderate, demand was moderate, and prices remained steady, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Aug. 27.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next report will be issued Sept. 10.

Southwest: Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement moderate. 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, $165-$175. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $120-$130. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $150-$160. Premium bluestem grass hay, small squares, $140-$150. Oat hay, large rounds, rained on, $75-$85. Wheat straw, large rounds and large squares, $65-$75 delivered. For the week ending Aug. 24, 8,624 tons of grinding alfalfa and 666 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

South central: Dairy alfalfa, steady, alfalfa pellets, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $200-$210. Supreme dairy, 1-1.05/point RFV, $195-$225; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $145-$155. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $90-$100. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, $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 Aug. 24, 6,431 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1,308 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

Southeast: Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow to moderate. Horse or goat alfalfa, $230-$250. Dairy 1-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow, $150-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, $130-$140. Ground and delivered, none reported. Bluestem grass hay, small squares, $135-$145, good, medium to large squares, $90-$110, large rounds, $80-$100. Good brome, small squares, $125-$150, 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 Aug. 24, 1,105 tons of grass hay was reported bought/sold.

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, $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-$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, $120-$150, large rounds, $80-$95; Wheat straw, small squares, $5-$6/bale delivered, large squares, $95-$105 delivered, large rounds, $50-$60. For the week ending Aug. 24, 861 tons of grinding alfalfa and 325 tons of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.

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

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