OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jul 3, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa trade slow to moderate. Movement light to moderate with demand light to
moderate for grinding hay, good for dairy hay. Additional rainfall a mixed
blessing this week as it improved prospects for later cuttings but also resulted
in delay of haying second cutting and in some instances produced more rain
damaged hay. Sellers finding few outlets for wet hay. Additional rainfall also
delaying grass hay harvest in most areas.
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 out of the field 230.00-250.00. Premium quality new
crop in the field 220.00-240.00. Premium to Supreme dairy hay delivered to
southern Oklahoma or north Texas 270.00-290.00. Good quality 150.00-180.00 in
the field. Grinding hay 130.00-150.00 in the field. Small square bales Premium
to Supreme quality 10.00-13.00 per bale, Good to Premium small square bales
8.00-9.00 per bale.
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Limited offerings Supreme quality 250.00 per ton.
Premium quality in the field 220.00-240.00. Good quality 150.00-180.00 per ton.
Premium quality small square bales 10.00-12.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality new crop 220.00-240.00 in the field. Good
quality 150.00-180.00. Fair quality 130.00-140.00, instances 125.00. Small
square bales Premium quality 9.00-12.00 per bale.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4 X 5 bales 30.00-40.00 per bale,
instances 45.00 per bale. 4 X 6 bales 35.00-45.00 per bale. Small square bales
Premium quality Bermuda delivered 8.00-10.00 per bale. Mixed grass Good quality
5.00-6.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Good old crop Bermuda grass 100.00-130.00 per ton. New crop
wheat hay 110.00-125.00 per ton. Few sales 5 X 6 bales wheat hay 85.00 per
Eastern Oklahoma: Good new crop mixed grass hay in 4 X 5 bales 35.00-40.00
per bale. 5 X 6 bales 40.00-60.00 per bale. Bermuda small square bales 6.00-
8.00 per bale. Small square bales prairie hay 3.00-5.00 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