OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Dec 18, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
The next Oklahoma Hay Report will be issued Thursday, January 8, 2015
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
Movement light to moderate with few new sales reported. Contracts and previously
purchased hay this week made up the bulk of movement with most sales moving
locally. New trade and demand light. Lower milk prices and adequate hay
inventories contributing to limited demand. More light to moderate rainfall fell
over much of the state this week benefitting wheat pastures.
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 200.00-220.00. Some Good quality 150.00-
165.00. Fair quality no recent sales. Premium quality small square bales loaded
on truck 15.00 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality small square bales 14.00-15.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium 200.00-220.00. Good dry cow hay 130.00-160.00. Good
quality bleached 120.00-130.00. Small square bales Premium quality 14.00-15.00
Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4 X 5 bales 20.00-30.00 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. Good wheat hay 75.00-80.00 per ton.
Western Oklahoma: Good grass hay 60.00-65.00 per ton. Good wheat hay 65.00-70.00
per ton. 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. Few loads wheat hay 75.00-85.00 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay in 4 X 5 bales 20.00-30.00 per bale,
mostly 25.00. 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