Hay market trade activity remains slow, demand is slow but there has been increasing inquiries, while prices remain mostly steady for old crop. New crop pricing seems to be all over the map, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, June 11. Prices given on a per-ton basis, unless otherwise noted.

Southwest:

Dairy alfalfa, old crop grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady, new crop ground and delivered steady to 20 lower, 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, old crop, $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, $140-$160. Premium bluestem, small squares, $140-$150; Triticale, large rounds, new crop, $60-$80/bale. Sudan, none reported. For the week ending June 8, 8,292 tons of grinding alfalfa and 800 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

South central:

Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, grass hay, old crop grinding alfalfa, and ground/delivered steady; new crop ground and delivered steady to 5 lower; 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, old crop, $170-$180. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, old crop, $140-$150 with an instance of $150-$160, new crop, $120-$130, with an instance at $140. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots, old crop, $165-$185, new crop, $140-$150. 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, $75-$85. For the week ending June 8, 4,975 tons of grinding alfalfa and 874 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, large squares, $110-$120, large rounds, $100-$115. 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 8, 923 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, 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, old crop, 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, medium squares, $80-$90, and large rounds, $60-$70. For the week ending June 8, 434 tons of grinding alfalfa and 400 tons of dairy alfalfa were delivered.

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

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