Hay market trade slowed last week, activity and demand is slow to moderate. Prices remained generally steady, however, we continue to see a downward trend in price for both old and new crop grinding alfalfa, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 25. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa and ground/delivered, steady; movement slow to moderate. Premium horse alfalfa, small squares, $250-$270. Supreme dairy 1-1.05/point RFV, $185-$210; premium, $170-$195; good, $160-$170. Stock or dry cow, old crop, $185-$195, new crop, $160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, old crop, $160-$170, new crop, $110-$135. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, old crop, $195-$205, new crop, $135-$160. Triticale, large rounds, new crop, $60-$80. For the week ending June 22, 7,767 tons of grinding alfalfa and 1350 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

South central:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay, alfalfa sun cured pellets, steady; alfalfa dehydrated pellets steady to 5 higher; movement slow to moderate. Horse alfalfa, small squares, $200-$210. Supreme dairy, 1-1.10/point RFV, $195-$215; premium, $175-$200; good, $165-$175. Stock cow, $140-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, old crop, $120-$140, new crop, $100-$120. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, old crop, $165-$185, new crop, $140-$150. Sun-cured alfalfa pellets, 15% protein, $205-$220, 17% protein, $210-$230, dehydrated 17% protein, $295-$305. Sudan, large rounds, $75-$85. For the week ending June 22, 5,533 tons of grinding alfalfa and 675 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

Southeast:

Dairy/grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow to moderate. Horse/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, old crop, small squares, $140-$150; good, medium to large squares, $100-$130, large rounds, $95-$110. Good brome, small squares, none reported, medium to large squares, $140-$155, large rounds, $125-$135. Sudan, large rounds, $75-$85. Oat hay, medium squares, $60/bale. Wheat straw, medium and large squares, $75-$100. Mulch, large rounds, $50-$60. For the week ending June 22, 950 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, $150-$160. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, new crop, $105-$115. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, $130-$140.

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, old crop, $195-$200. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, new crop, $130-$140. Ground and delivered, $155-$165. 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, medium squares, $80-$90, large rounds, $60-$70. For the week ending June 22, 534 tons of grinding alfalfa and 400 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

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

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