OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Aug 29, 2013 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Trade very slow on mostly light to moderate demand. Producers wrapping up third
cutting and some well into fourth cutting this week. Some producers essentially
combing third and fourth cuttings due to weather delays. Yields are very good
but quality is off from normal due to rain damage and/or overly mature hay.
Grass hay producers still reporting excellent growth and haying operations are
expected to remain active for the coming weeks. Many grass hay producers
actively looking at out-of-state markets to generate sales.
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:
Premium quality loaded on truck at edge of field 200.00-220.00. Good to Premium
at edge of field 180.00-200.00. Fair to Good quality alfalfa including grassy
alfalfa 150.00-160.00 per ton, some with substantial rain damage 140.00-160.00.
Few loads horse hay moving locally 350.00-400.00 in small square bales.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Premium at edge of field 200.00-220.00. Fair to Good
alfalfa 170.00-190.00, mostly 180.00. Rain damaged 140.00-160.00.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality at edge of field 200.00-225.00. Fair to Good
quality 150.00-190.00, mostly 180.00.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Bermuda grass 4 X 5 bales 40.00-50.00 per bale, 5 X 6 bales 50.00-60.00 per
bale. Prairie hay 35.00-50.00 per bale 4 X 5 bales, instances 30.00. Small
square bales mixed grass Good quality 4.00-7.00 per bale in the field.
Western Oklahoma: Good wheat hay 40.00-50.00 per bale. Good quality oat hay
60.00 per bale in 5 X 6 bales. Good straw hay 60.00-70.00. Few loads good
millet hay 90.00 per ton loaded on truck.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay offered 35.00-50.00, instances 30.00 per
bale in 4 X 5 bales. 5 X6 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. Small square bales mixed
grass 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
Oklahoma Hay Report
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