*****HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE 4TH OF JULY***** Ground/Grinding alfalfa movement: Southwest/South Central Tonnage: 8,396/4,844 Last week: 8,498/5,083 Last year: 9,709/5,784 Hay market trade slow and demand light. Alfalfa price firmed up a bit likely due to the pressure of the worsening drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, there were some reduction in drought coverage in areas receiving the heaviest precipitation, most notably central Kansas where many areas received 2-6 inches of rainfall. Abnormal dryness (D0) decreased to 31 pct, moderate drought (D1) decreased to 18 pct, severe drought (D2) decreased to 5 pct and extreme drought (D3) remained steady at 5 pct. 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 steady, grinding alfalfa and ground and delivered steady to 5.00 higher; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-226.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. Stock or Dry Cow 155.00-165.00. Old crop, Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 110.00-125.00; new crop grinding alfalfa 120.00-130.00 delivered, Old crop, ground and delivered locally to feed lots and dairies, 145.00- 155.00; new crop ground and delivered 145.00-160.00. Grass Hay: large squares 100.00-110.00. Sudan: none reported. Corn stalks: none reported. Wheat straw: none reported. The week of 6/21-6/27, 8,396T of grinding alfalfa and 1,109T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. South Central Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, alfalfa pellets, steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, small squares 255.00-275.00. Dairy, 1.00/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-178.00. Stock cow, 140.00-150.00. Old crop, fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 85.00-100.00; New crop fair/good grinding alfalfa 105.00-115.00 delivered. Old crop, ground and delivered locally to feedlots 140.00-150.00; new crop ground and delivered 130.00-145.00. Alfalfa pellets: Sun cured 15 pct protein 185.00-195.00 with an instance at 200.00, 17 pct protein 195.00-210.00, Dehydrated 17 pct 300.00-310.00. Grass Hay: Bluestem, none reported. Sudan: large rounds 55.00- 65.00. Wheat Straw: none reported. The week of 6/21-6/27, 4,844T of grinding alfalfa and 575T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold. Southeast Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse or goat, 230.00-240.00. Dairy 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow 145.00-155.00. Fair/Good grinding alfalfa, 115.00-125.00. Ground and delivered, none reported; Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 125.00-135.00, good, mid squares 105.00-120.00, large squares, 90.00-110.00, large rounds 60.00-65.00. Brome, good, small squares 125.00-150.00, mid to large squares 100.00-110.00, New Crop large squares 110.00-120.00, large rounds new crop,75.00-85.00. Wheat Straw: mid and large squares 60.00-70.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. The week of 6/21-6/27, 1,032T of grass hay was reported bought/sold. Northwest Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: Horse or goat, 205.00-215.00. Dairy, Premium/Supreme 1.00/point RFV. Stock cow, fair/good none reported. Fair/good grinding alfalfa, 95.00-105.00. Ground and delivered locally to feedlots and dairies, 125.00-135.00. Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. North Central-Northeast Kansas Dairy alfalfa, grinding alfalfa, ground/delivered, grass hay steady; movement slow. Alfalfa: horse, premium small squares new crop, 9.00/bale. Old crop dairy 1.00/point RFV, Supreme 185.00-225.00, Premium 170.00-195.00, Good 150.00-170.00. New crop dairy 1.00-1.05/pt. Stock Cow, none reported. Fair/good, grinding alfalfa, 100.00-110.00. Ground and delivered 120.00- 130.00 with an instance at 135.00. Grass hay: Bluestem, small squares 6.00- 7.00/bale, mid to large squares 80.00-90.00, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Brome, small squares new crop 8.50/bale, large squares 90.00-100.00, large rounds Old crop 55.00-65.00, New crop 75.00-85.00; Sudan, large rounds 55.00-65.00. Wheat Straw: small squares 5.00-6.00/bale delivered, large squares 70.00- 80.00, large rounds 50.00-60.00. The week of 6/21-6/27, 782T of grinding alfalfa and 1,125 T of dairy alfalfa was reported bought/sold.