Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Aug 9, 2018 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade mostly moderate. Demand was fairly good, inquiry remains very 
high but sales remain moderate. Most sales over the past few weeks have moved 
locally, very little out-of-state trading confirmed. Prices mostly steady in 
the limited test. Rain and cooler weather moved across the state this week 
bringing some relief to drought conditions. More rain is forecast for the 
coming week. Rains halted haying but growers are hoping the rainfall will 
provide a fourth cutting.      
 
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: Supreme quality large square bales 210.00-230.00. Premium 
quality 185.00-200.00. Good quality large square and large round bales 
160.00-180.00. Fair quality 150.00-160.00. Grinding hay mostly 140.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality 165.00-180.00.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 220.00-230.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 180.00-200.00. Good quality bunk hay 150.00-
165.00. Grinding hay mostly 140.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
60.00-75.00. Good quality mixed grass hay 4 X 5 and 5 X 5 bales 35.00-50.00 
per bale. Mixed grass 80.00-100.00 per ton. 
 
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 30.00-45.00, mostly 35.00-
40.00 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