Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Sep 13, 2018 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade moderate to fairly active. Movement mostly moderate. Demand was 
good for all alfalfa, especially good for dry cow and bunk hay. Prices steady 
to 10.00 higher. Wheat planting is underway and open weather is allowing many 
to finish fourth cutting alfalfa. A small amount of fifth cutting will begin 
within the next two weeks. Fourth cutting yields continue slightly below 
average. 

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 200.00-210.00. Good quality large square and large round bales 
180.00-200.00. Fair quality 150.00-160.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales reported.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 220.00-230.00. Premium 
quality large square bales 200.00-210.00. Good quality large round and large 
square bales 180.00-200.00. 

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 100.00-120.00 per ton. 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