OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu April 18, 2013 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa movement very light as supplies of old crop virtually exhausted. Grass
hay movement light to moderate. Negotiations for new crop alfalfa and wheat hay
underway but no confirmed contracts reported. Some freeze damage in wheat
confirmed this week but full extent still unknown. Damage to alfalfa does not
appear significant in most areas. More cold weather hit this week but good
rainfall with it was very welcomed. Weevils are still causing damage in alfalfa
and greenbugs reported in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma:
Market largely untested. Last prices reported: Premium to Supreme quality large
squares bales 235.00-250.00. Small square bales horse hay 12.00-15.00 per bale.
Good quality square and round bales 190.00-225.00.
Utility to Fair quality 160.00-175.00.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: No test.
Western Oklahoma: Last reported prices: Fair quality including grassy alfalfa
200.00-225.00. Utility 175.00-200.00.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Prices steady. Fair to Good quality round bales mixed grass 4 X 5 40.00-70.00
Western Oklahoma: Steady. Fair to Good prairie hay 5 X 6 bales 50.00-70.00 per
bale. Small square bales horse quality Bermuda 13.00-18.00 per bale.
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
8.00-9.00 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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