OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jun 5, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa trade light to moderate this week on tight supplies. Demand and inquiry
very good. Some producers started second cutting this week although rains and
forecasts for rain held up some growers. Areas that received rainfall since
the earlier cutting are reporting slightly improved yields. Hay brokers are
already actively seeking supplies out of state. Grass hay baling slowly getting
underway in southern Oklahoma but it's too early to determine yields or quality.
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 email@example.com.
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. Premium to Supreme dairy
hay delivered to southern Oklahoma or north Texas 300.00-310.00.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality 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:
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.
Western Oklahoma: Good old crop Bermuda grass 100.00-130.00 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 40.00-60.00 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