OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Aug 28, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa trade very light and movement light to moderate. Grass hay trade
remains extremely light in all but western counties where trade is moderate.
Demand light for all offerings. Portions of western Oklahoma and extreme north
eastern Oklahoma received light to moderate rainfall overnight. Other areas in
dry condition. Interest is high in early wheat pasture and many growers waiting
on rain to proceed.
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 in the field 185.00-200.00. Supreme dairy hay last sales
confirmed 200.00-220.00. Some Good quality 150.00-175.00 at edge of field. Fair
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality in the field 185.00-200.00. Good
quality 100.00-150.00 per ton. Premium quality small square bales 10.00-12.00
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-200.00 in the field. Few sales Supreme
quality 210.00-220.00. Good dry cow hay 175.00-190.00. Good quality bleached
115.00-130.00. Grinding hay 85.00-90.00. Small square bales Premium quality
9.00-12.00 per bale.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4 X 5 bales 28.00-40.00 per bale, mostly
30.00-35.00. Small square bales Premium quality Bermuda delivered 8.00-10.00
per bale, in the field 6.00-7.00. Mixed grass Good quality 5.00-6.00 per bale in
Western Oklahoma: Fair to Good Bermuda grass 5x6 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale,
best quality Bermuda 70.00-75.00 per bale. Good quality Bermuda mostly 80.00-
110.00 per ton. Small square bales in the field 5.00-6.00 per bale. Sorghum
Sudan grass 90.00 per ton. Millet hay 85.00-90.00.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay in 4 X 5 bales 25.00-35.00 per bale.
Bermuda 5 X 6 bales 50.00-70.00 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