Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central Tonnage: 7,317/6,081 Last week: 7,658/6,046 Last year: 7,704/4,006 Hay market trade activity and demand remains very slow and prices remain steady with softer undertones. Much of the hay moving is previously contracted or spot loads. Top soil was beginning to dry out for many west and west central areas until early Monday morning, when thunderstorms rolled through. Most counties in the eastern half of the state received some precipitation. The central region received most of the rain with reports of more than 2 inches. New crop pricing is still illusive, but there does seem to be a definite split in opinions on price. Folks in the west believe alfalfa hay will start significantly less while those in the east say their price will remain the same until first cutting is in the barn. Reports of alfalfa fields in the southeast, near the border, are ready to be swathed but the threat of rain this week has delayed any action. If you have any extra hay to sell and/or need hay here in Kansas, use the services of the Internet Hay Exchange: www.hayexchange.com/ks.php. Southwest Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady; grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady with softer undertones; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 260.00- 280.00. Alfalfa: Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 185.00-195.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 170.00-180.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 195.00-205.00; Bluestem, premium small squares 140.00-150.00; Sudan: large rounds 70.00-80.00; Cornstalks: Large rounds 60.00-70.00, ground and delivered 80.00-90.00; Wheat straw: large rounds 65.00-70.00. The week of 4/21- 4/27, 7,317T of grinding alfalfa and 900T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. South Central Kansas Dairy alfalfa, alfalfa pellets and grass hay steady; grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady with softer undertones; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 200.00-210.00. Dairy, 1.00-1.10/point RFV, Supreme 195.00-215.00, Premium 175.00-200.00, Good 165.00-175.00. Stock cow, 175.00-185.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 145.00-155.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots 175.00-185.00 with an instance at 195.00-200.00; Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 215.00-220.00, 17 pct protein 220.00-230.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 265.00-275.00; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00/bale, large squares 130.00-140.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; Wheat Straw: large rounds 65.00- 75.00. The week of 4/21-4/27, 6,081T of grinding alfalfa and 500T of dairy alfalfa were delivered. Southeast Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 220.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow 170.00-180.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, none reported. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, premium small squares 140.00- 150.00. Good, mid squares 125.00-135.00, good large squares, 110.00-120.00, large rounds 100.00-115.00. Brome, good, small squares none reported, mid squares 140.00-150.00, large squares 145.00-155.00, large rounds 125.00-135.00; Sudan: large rounds 75.00-85.00; Oat hay, mid squares 60.00/bale; Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 75.00-100.00. Mulch: large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 4/21-4/27, 1,187T of grass hay was delivered. Northwest Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady, movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 220.00-230.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00-1.05/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good 160.00-165.00. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 140.00- 150.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 150.00-160.00. North Central-Northeast Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grass hay, steady; grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, steady to 5.00 lower; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 9.00- 10.00/bale. Dairy 1.00-1.05/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-210.00, Premium 170.00- 195.00, Good 160.00-170.00. Stock Cow, 195.00-200.00. Fair/Good, grinding alfalfa, 135.00-145.00. Ground and delivered 160.00-170.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 8.00-8.50/bale, large squares 120.00-130.00, large rounds 100.00- 110.00. Brome, small squares 8.50-9.50/bale, large squares 145.00-155.00, large rounds 100.00-110.00 with an instance at 115.00-120.00; Sudan: large rounds 80.00-90.00; Wheat Straw: small squares 6.00-7.00/bale, large squares 100.00- 110.00, and large rounds 80.00-90.00. The week of 4/21-4/27, 509T of grinding alfalfa and 275T of dairy alfalfa were delivered.