Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  Thu Oct 12, 2017 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT

Alfalfa trade continued very slow with demand very light for all offerings. 
Movement very light. Rains disrupted the final alfalfa cutting and some 
meadows will be very mature before fieldwork is possible. Wheat planting, 
already behind average, was also further delayed. Fieldwork is now very 
active wherever it is dry enough to plant. Grass hay is still not moving. 
Trading and demand are extremely light.

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 to call
at 1-800-580-6543 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa
 
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 120.00-130.00. Good 
quality large square bales mostly 100.00-110.00. Fair to Good quality round 
bales and few large square bales 90.00-100.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 120.00. Good quality 
large square alfalfa 100.00-115.00. Small square bales horse hay 60-70 lb. 
bales mostly 10.00-12.00 per bale. 

Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales few sales 120.00-130.00, 
mostly 120.00-125.00. Good quality 90.00-110.00. Grinding alfalfa 60.00-
65.00.  

Grass Hay
Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale, 5 X 6 bales 
40.00-60.00 per bale, mostly 40.00-45.00. Mixed grass 4 X 5 round bales 
20.00-40.00 per bale. 

Western Oklahoma: Good quality wheat hay 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales mostly
50.00/bale or 80.00 per ton. Good Bermuda horse quality 65.00-70.00 per bale 
in 5 X 6 bales, Good Bermuda cow hay 5 X 6 bales 45.00-60.00 per bale, 4 X 5 
bales mixed grass 35.00-45.00 per bale. 5 X 6 bales wheat straw 40.00-45.00 
per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00. Good Bermuda 
in 5 X 6 bales 50.00-65.00 per bale. Mixed grass 4 x 5 bales 30.00-40.00 per 
bale. Soybean/crabgrass 4 X 5 1/2 bales 35.00 per bale. Small square bales 
good mixed grass or Bermuda 4.00-6.00 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       <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%).
 
Source: Oklahoma Dept of AG-USDA Market News, Oklahoma City, OK 
Jack Carson Telephone (405)-522-3752   Market Recording 405-621-5533 
Internet: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreport/ok_gr310.txt