OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu May 8, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
New crop alfalfa trade moderate this week. Old crop trade mostly slow with only
a few loads of Good quality hay moving. Demand for new crop dairy hay moderate
to good and supplies light to moderate. Yields are highly variable but mostly
well below average. Overall quality of first cutting alfalfa looks good. New
crop wheat hay also being baled but supplies generally light at this time.
Demand good for wheat hay and moderate for old crop grass hay. Although some
areas received light to moderate rain drought conditions persist and crops
continue stressed. Stock water supplies also becoming an issue in central and
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...
1-800-580-6543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma:
Premium quality new crop in the field 240.00-250.00. Good quality old crop
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Fair to Good old crop alfalfa last reported 160.00-
180.00. Small square bales 9.00-12.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality new crop 240.00-250.00. Fair to Good quality
old crop 160.00-185.00 in large square bales.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Bermuda grass 4 X 5 bales 30.00-45.00 per bale. No recent sales on 5X6 bales
have been reported. Prairie hay 25.00-40.00 per bale 4 X 5 bales, mostly 30.00.
Small square bales mixed grass Good quality 5.00-6.00 per bale. New crop wheat
hay 80.00-90.00 per ton, few large square bales at 100.00-110.00 per ton.
Western Oklahoma: Good Bermuda grass 80.00-100.00 per ton. New crop wheat hay
90.00-110.00 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale mostly
30.00. 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00 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 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
*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