OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Nov 6, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Demand was moderate to good for dairy quality alfalfa this week, mostly light
for all other offerings. Trade activity very slow to moderate. Rain and
generally moderate temperatures were beneficial to wheat pasture and cool season
grasses. Most of the state experienced the season's first freeze this week and
more cold weather forecast for next week.
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.
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 200.00-210.00. Supreme dairy hay 210.00-
220.00. Some Good quality 130.00-165.00. Fair quality no recent sales, last
confirmed sales 90.00-100.00.
Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality small square bales 10.00-12.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality no recent sales, last confirmed sales 200.00.
Supreme quality 200.00-220.00. Good dry cow hay 130.00-150.00. Good quality
bleached 110.00-120.00. No recent sales grinding hay, last confirmed sales
90.00-100.00. Small square bales Premium quality 9.00-12.00 per bale.
Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-30.00 per bale, mostly 25.00-
28.00. Good Bermuda 60.00-70.00 per bale in 5 X 6 bales. Fair quality Bermuda 5
X 6 round bales 35.00-40.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Fair to Good Bermuda grass 5x6 bales 45.00-60.00 per bale,
best quality Bermuda 60.00-70.00 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.
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