OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu February 7, 2013 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Hay movement light to moderate this week. Alfalfa movement very light. Open,
warm conditions helped reduce supplemental feeding for some producers. Most
sales of small volume moving locally. Demand for alfalfa remains light.
Grass hay demand light to moderate. The ongoing drought continues to pressure
cattlemen to cut herds. This week's USDA Cattle Inventory report showed
Oklahoma's cattle herd is down 7 percent from last year and the 2012 calf
crop was down percent from 2011. The state's dairy cow numbers declined 12
percent from last year.
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. Premium to Supreme quality large squares bales 245.00-275.00.
Good quality square and round bales 190.00-225.00. Utility to Fair quality
160.00-175.00. Horse quality small square bales 400.00-500.00.
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. 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 40.00-60.00 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 50.00-60.00 per bale.
Small square bales horse quality Bermuda 13.00-18.00 per bale. Corn stalks
70.00-75.00 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: Steady. Fair to Good mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales, 40.00-
60.00 per bale. 5 X 6 bales 50.00-70.00. Small square bales of Bermuda grass
7.00-9.00 per bale. Prairie hay and mixed grass small squares 4.00-7.00 per
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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