Oklahoma City, OK Thu Jan 13, 2011 OK Dept of Ag-USDA Market News
Oklahoma Hay Report
ALFALFA HAY: Alfalfa hay prices are firm and movement remains steady.
Supplies are tightening with the continued dry weather. Very limited amounts of
precipitation fell across the state this past week with nearly all of the state
now ranging from abnormally dry to moderate drought on the US Drought Monitor
GRASS HAY: Grass hay prices are steady and movement remains moderate.
Wheat and winter pasture continues to diminish due to the lack of soil moisture
in most areas. Producers looking for hay to purchase or have hay to sell can
access the hay directory on the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture's website at
www.oda.state.ok.us, or call the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Hay Hotline
CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA: Premium quality small squares 195-220 per
ton, large squares 125.00-145.00 per ton, large rounds 120.00-135.00. Good
quality small squares 155.00-175.00 per ton, large squares 115.00-125.00,
large rounds 100.00-115.00. Fair quality large squares 90.00-110.00 per ton.
Fair large rounds 80.00-95.00 a ton.
CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA: Wheat hay in large round bales 55.00-75.00 a
PANHANDLE AND WESTERN FEEDLOT AREA: Good grinding alfalfa at the edge of
the field or bale pile (spot) 80.00-100.00 a ton. Chopped and delivered to
feedlots (short haul) 110.00-130.00 per ton.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA: Premium quality small squares 120.00-140.00
per ton, large squares 75.00-95.00 a ton, large rounds 70.00-95.00. Good
quality small squares 85.00-100.00 per ton, large rounds 50.00-75.00 per ton.
Fair quality 45.00-60.00 per ton.
Quality ADF NDF *RFV **TDM-100% **TDN-90% CP
Supreme <27 <34 >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 <130 <56 <50.5 <16
*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% & 90%).
Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of sale (usage).
Grass Hay guidelines
Quality Crude Protein Percent
Premium Over 13
Fair 5- 9
Utility Under 5
Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect feeding value.
Values based on 100% dry matter. End usage may influence hay price or value
more than testing results.
Source: OK Dept of AG-USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, OK
Johnny Roberts Telephone (405) 522-3752
Market Recording (405) 621-5533
Oklahoma Hay Report
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