Oklahoma Hay Report
KO GR310
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Nov 08, 2018 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
 
All hay trade mostly slow this week. Alfalfa movement was mostly light. 
Demand from in-state buyers extremely light. Most interest was from out of 
state sources. Prices were fully steady in the limited test. Grass hay demand 
was mostly light but inquiries from buyers slightly improved over the past 
few weeks. The first hard freeze of the year is expected this week and this 
may help spur demand. Wheat planting reached 82 percent, 7 percent below last 
year. Winter wheat emergence reached 71 percent, 6 percent below last year. 
 
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 1-405-522-3753 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 200.00-220.00, mostly 200.00. Good quality 
large square and large round bales 180.00-200.00. Fair quality 140.00-160.00.
 
Eastern Oklahoma: No sales reported.
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00. Good 
quality large round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. Grinding hay 
140.00-150.00.
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality mixed grass hay 4 X 5 and 5 X 5 
bales 40.00-50.00 per bale. Mixed grass 80.00-90.00 per ton, mostly 85.00. 
 
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality mixed grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per 
ton. Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 60.00-70.00 per bale.
 
Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 40.00-50.00 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