Oklahoma Hay Report
KO GR310
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Dec 06, 2018 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade was mostly slow this week. Movement was light to moderate. 
Demand light to moderate, slightly improved from recent weeks. A major winter 
storm is expected to move across the state beginning late Friday. Snow and 
ice are in the forecast and this has resulted in some last minute hay 
movement. Demand for good quality grass hay has increased but supplies and 
offerings are limited with a great deal of low quality grass hay on hand. 

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. 
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 200.00-220.00. 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. Few loads grinding hay delivered 180.00.
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Few in 4 X 5 1/2 bales 50.00. 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. Good quality 
wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 55.00 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma:  Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 50.00-60.00 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%
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