OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu April 12, 2012 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Trade at a near standstill. Movement very light consisting of previously
contracted dairy and grinding hay. Buyers and growers still negotiating new
crop contracts. Hay stocks are extremely low-especially low for Premium and
Supreme dairy quality hay. Demand is moderate to good for better quality
alfalfa, wheat and grass hay. Cooler temperatures slowed growth and
development this past week. A small amount of was put up last week but
either got rained on or went to the barn. While cooler, damp conditions
largely curtailed haying activities this week, a few areas are reporting very
dry conditions and signs of drought stress in grass and wheat.
Market News continues to maintain an online hay directory for both in-state
and out-of-state hay producers. The directories are on the ODAFF homepage at
www.oda.state.ok.us. Producers wishing to list hay are encouraged to call at
1-800-580-6543 or email email@example.com.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma:
Prices steady in extremely light test. Premium quality large square bales
delivered 270.00-300.00, instances to 325.00. Good quality square and round
bales delivered 220.00-250.00. Fair quality round bales 225.00-250.00, some
grassier offerings 200.00. Most hay sold based on RFV at 1.00 to 1.15 per
point plus delivery.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality round bales 200.00-225.00 ton in light test.
Premium quality large square bales not tested. Small square bales 12.00 to
14.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Prices steady. Premium quality large square bales at edge
of field 280.00-295.00. Square and round bales, Good quality at edge of field
225.00-235.00. Grinding hay at edge of field 200.00-210.00, delivered locally
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Prices steady. Large round bales of good quality Bermuda 90.00-100.00 per
bale on 5 X 6 bales. Large round bales good quality native grass 70.00-
80.00. Fair quality 60.00-80.00 per bale. Small square bales good quality
Prairie hay 7.00-8.00 per bale out of the barn.
Eastern Oklahoma: Steady. Good quality Bermuda $80.00-100.00 by the bale
(5X6), Prairie hay in large round bales 70.00-90.00 per bale. Fair quality
60.00-70.00 per bale.
Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.
Alfalfa Quality Guidelines
Quality ADF NDF *RFV/RFQ **TDN-100% **TDN-90% CP
Supreme <27 <34 >185 >62 >55.9 >22
Premium 27-29 34-36 170-185 60.5-62 54.5-55.9 20-22
Good 29-32 36-40 150-170 58-60 52.5-54.5 18-20
Fair 32-35 40-44 130-150 56-58 50.5-52.5 16-18
Utility >35 >44 <130 <56 <50.5 <16
*RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula. **TDN calculated using the
Western formula. Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can
affect feeding value. Values based on 100% dry matter (TDN showing both 100%
Source: Oklahoma Dept of AG-USDA Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
Jack Carson Telephone (405)-522-3752 Market Recording 405-621-5533
Oklahoma Hay Report
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