OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Sep 26, 2013 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Trade very slow and demand very light for both alfalfa and grass hay. Movement
mostly light to very light. Most sales moving locally although a few out-of-
state sales reported again this week. Wheat planting picked up after last
week's light rains and forecast for more over the weekend. Some clean-up fourth
cutting wrapping up in central counties.
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:
Premium quality loaded on truck at edge of field 200.00-230.00, mostly 220.00-
225.00. Few loads Supreme loaded on truck 240.00-250.00. Good to Premium at edge
of field 160.00-180.00. Fair to Good quality alfalfa including grassy alfalfa
140.00-165.00 per ton, mostly 150.00.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Fair to Good alfalfa 150.00-180.00. Supreme quality
horse hay 350.00-400.00 per ton in small square bales.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality at edge of field 200.00-230.00, mostly
220.00-225.00. Fair to Good quality 140.00-165.00, mostly 150.00.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Bermuda grass 4 X 5 bales 30.00-45.00 per bale. 5 X 6 bales 45.00-60.00 per
bale, mostly 50.00. Prairie hay 25.00-45.00 per bale 4 X 5 bales, mostly 30.00-
40.00. Small square bales mixed grass Good quality 3.00-5.00 per bale in the
Western Oklahoma: Good wheat hay 40.00-45.00 per 4 X 5 bale. Good quality oat
hay 60.00 per bale in 5 X 6 bales. Good straw hay 60.00-70.00.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale. 5 X 6
bales 40.00-50.00 per bale. Small square bales mixed grass 3.00-6.00 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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