OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu February 14, 2013 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Hay demand and movement mostly light. The bulk of movement consisted of
previously purchased or contacted hay. Small volume sales made up bulk of
new sales. Most sellers have discounted hay as much as they are willing but
still unable to generate significant buying interest. A great deal of out-of-
state hay being offered but demand for this is extremely light. Moderate
rainfall and two to six inches of wet snow fell over much of the state
Tuesday and will benefit wheat pasture and winter grasses.
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.
Good quality square and round bales 190.00-225.00. Utility to Fair quality
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Prices steady in thin test. 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-
110.00 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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