OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu January 24, 2013 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa movement very light this week. Grass hay movement light to moderate.
Demand extremely light from dairies and feedlots, mostly light to moderate
from other sources. Deliveries of previously purchased or contracted hay
made up most movement but several new sales were confirmed on grass and wheat
hay. Forecasts for continued dry weather through Spring are causing great
concern and beef producers continue to reduce herds in all parts of the
state. Communities have begun mandatory water conservation measures in
central Oklahoma as lakes are dangerously low.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma:
Prices steady. Premium to Supreme quality large squares bales 245.00-275.00,
mostly 245.00-250.00. Good quality square and round bales 190.00-225.00.
Utility to Fair quality 160.00-175.00. Horse quality small square bales
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Prices steady where tested. Good quality 250.00,
instances to 300.00. Fair quality 210.00-220.00. Small square bales horse
quality 12.00-20.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Steady. Premium to Supreme quality untested. Fair quality
including grassy alfalfa 200.00-225.00. Utility 175.00-200.00. Small square
bales horse hay 15.00-20.00 in small loads.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Prices steady. Fair to Good quality round bales mixed grass 4 X 5 40.00-70.00
per bale, mostly 40.00-60.00. Good quality 5 X 6 bales 60.00-80.00 per bale,
horse quality 70.00-100.00 per bale in both 4 X 5 and 5 X 6 rolls. Good
quality mixed grass hay 90.00-115.00 per ton. Good quality Bermuda by the
ton 115.00-135.00. Good quality wheat and wheat and rye mix large round
bales 50.00-70.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Steady. Mixed grass 4x5 bales 40.00-70.00 per bale. 5 X 6
bales Fair to Good Bermuda 60.00-80.00 per bale. Fair to Good prairie hay 5 X
6 bales 50.00-70.00 per bale. Good wheat hay 4 X 5 and 5 X 5 bales 50.00-
65.00 per bale. Good wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 65.00-75.00 per bale. Small
square bales horse quality Bermuda 13.00-18.00 per bale. Corn stalks 70.00-
75.00 per ton. Millet loaded on truck 180.00 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: Steady. Fair to Good mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales, 40.00-
60.00 per bale. 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 bales 50.00-70.00, few 80.00. Small square
bales of Bermuda grass 7.00-9.00 per bale. Prairie hay and mixed grass small
squares 4.00-7.00 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
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