OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jun 19, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa trade moderate to slow with movement mostly moderate. Rains once again
delayed alfalfa baling in some areas but the additional moisture very welcome.
Demand remains good for all alfalfa offerings but recent rainfall has buyers
more selective than in the past few weeks. Wheat haying activities essentially
finished and supplies are light. Grass hay harvest will begin to heat up over
the next two to three weeks. Grass hay demand mostly moderate in central
Oklahoma, good in western counties and light to moderate in eastern counties.
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 240.00-250.00. Premium quality new
crop in the field 220.00-235.00. Premium to Supreme dairy hay delivered to
southern Oklahoma or north Texas 270.00-300.00, mostly 280.00. Few loads Good
quality in large round bales 170.00-200.00, mostly 170.00-180.00.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality in the field 230.00-250.00.
Premium quality small square bales 10.00-12.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality 240.00. Premium quality new crop 220.00-
235.00, instances 240.00. Large round bales Good quality 170.00-190.00.
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