OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu May 29, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
New crop alfalfa trade moderate this week. Supplies light to moderate and
demand very good. Inquiry continues to increase. Grass hay demand improved as
this week's anticipated rains fell short of both needs and expectations in most
areas. First cutting alfalfa wrapped up earlier in the week and areas that
received significant rainfall are anticipating a timely second cutting. A good
deal of wheat hay has been baled with yields well below average and quality
variable. Demand for wheat hay is good.
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:
Supreme quality new crop out of the field 250.00-260.00. Premium quality new
crop in the field 235.00-250.00, mostly 240.00-245.00.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality new crop in the field 240.00-250.00.
Premium quality small square bales 10.00-12.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality new crop 235.00-250.00, mostly 235.00-240.00.
In large round bales Premium quality 225.00-230.00.
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 good wheat hay 100.00-120.00 per ton,
mostly 100.00-110.00 per ton. New crop Fair quality 80.00-90.00 per ton.
Western Oklahoma: Good old crop Bermuda grass 80.00-100.00 per ton. New crop
wheat hay 110.00-125.00 per ton, Fair quality 100.00-110.00.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good new crop mixed grass hay in 4 X 5 bales 35.00-40.00 per
bale. Good old crop mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-35.00 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