OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jan 30, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Hay trade and movement slow on light to moderate demand. Supplies of Fair to
Good alfalfa are good but supplies of Premium and Supreme fairly limited. Demand
remains mostly light to moderate. Snow and ice are forecast in the coming days
and this will spark an increase in supplemental feeding for many livestock
producers. Dry weather is a growing concern and wheat pastures desperately need
moisture. Grass hay supplies are also very good but a large amount of this is
of only Fair quality with some poorer hay being offered. Most movement is in
small quantities moving locally.
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 200.00-210.00. Good quality at
edge of field 150.00-180.00. Fair to Good quality alfalfa including grassy
alfalfa 125.00-160.00 per ton, mostly 140.00-150.00 in large square bales, round
bales 90.00-125.00. Small square bales 9.00-12.00 per bale. Small square bales
250.00-300.00 per ton.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Fair to Good alfalfa 140.00-170.00. Good to Premium
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality at edge of field 200.00-210.00. Fair to Good
quality 140.00-165.00, mostly 150.00 in large square bales. Fair to Good quality
large round bales delivered 175.00.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Bermuda grass 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale. 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00 per
bale. Prairie hay 25.00-40.00 per bale 4 X 5 bales, mostly 25.00-30.00. Small
square bales mixed grass Good quality 5.00-6.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Good Bermuda grass 70.00-90.00 per ton. Good wheat hay 40.00-
45.00 per 4 X 5 bale. Good quality oat hay 90.00 per ton. Good straw hay 50.00-
60.00 per ton. Sorghum sudan grass 90.00 per ton, by the bale at 45.00-50.00 in
4 X 5 bales. Bluestem loaded on truck in the panhandle at 120.00-125.00.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale. 5 X 6
bales 25.00-50.00 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
Oklahoma Hay Report