OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu May 15, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
New crop alfalfa trade moderate this week. Demand for new crop dairy hay
moderate to good and supplies light even as first cutting progresses. Yields are
well below normal but quality very good. The poor wheat crop means a great deal
of wheat acreage will be baled but yields are very low and some fields not
deemed worth baling. A substantial amount of new crop alfalfa is going to
growers' barns. Drought conditions have grown more serious this week even
though many areas received light rainfall.
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 235.00-250.00, mostly 240.00-250.00. Good
quality old crop 160.00-180.00.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality new crop in the field 240.00-250.00.
Fair to Good old crop alfalfa last reported 160.00-180.00.
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:
Old crop Bermuda grass 4 X 5 bales 30.00-45.00 per bale. 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 90.00-110.00 per ton.
Western Oklahoma: Good old crop Bermuda grass 80.00-100.00 per ton. New crop
wheat hay 100.00-115.00 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good old crop 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. Wheat hay being baled in
northeastern Oklahoma but no sales confirmed.
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