OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Oct 16, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Alfalfa trade moderate early this week but turned very light late. Demand good
for dairy quality alfalfa and light for other offerings. Offerings and supplies
of Premium and Supreme alfalfa becoming harder to locate. Other offerings appear
in good supply. Scattered rains this week helped moisture conditions but subsoil
and topsoil levels are still below average. Wheat planting is nearly complete
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.
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality in the field 190.00-200.00. Supreme dairy hay
210.00-220.00. Some Good quality 130.00-165.00 at edge of field. Fair quality
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 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-200.00. Supreme quality 200.00-220.00.
Good dry cow hay 130.00-160.00. Good quality bleached 110.00-120.00. Grinding
hay 90.00-100.00. Small square bales Premium quality 9.00-12.00 per bale.
Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-35.00 per bale, mostly 25.00-
28.00. Good Bermuda 65.00-70.00 per bale in 5 X 6 bales. Fair quality Bermuda 5
X 6 round bales 35.00-40.00 per bale. Mixed grass small square bales Good
quality 5.00-6.00 per bale in the field. Horse quality 6.00-7.00/bale in the
field. Good wheat hay 75.00 per ton in large round bales.
Western Oklahoma: Fair to Good Bermuda grass 5x6 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale,
best quality Bermuda 60.00-75.00 per bale. Prairie hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-30.00.
Crab grass 5 X 6 bales 35.00-40.00 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay in 4 X 5 bales 25.00-30.00 per bale,
mostly 25.00-28.00. 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
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