Oklahoma Hay Report
USDA - Thu Apr 18, 9:33AM CDT
KO GR310
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Apr 18, 2019 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade very at a near standstill on light supplies and limited demand.
Movement extremely slow with just a few clean-up loads moving to clear barns.
Prices were largely untested, latest sales steady with last few weeks. 
Most producers are now waiting on spring storms to clear to begin first cutting,
however a few have begun swathing. Thunderstorms and more spring weather 
entered the state this week and next week's forecast now calling for more rain
and storms. 

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 last confirmed sales 200.00-210.00. Good 
quality 180.00-190.00. 
 
Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.   
 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales last confirmed saless 
200.00-210.00. Good quality 180.00. Grinding hay no test.  
 
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 60.00-70.00 per bale, instances to 80.00 per bale. Good quality mixed 
grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. 
 
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality hay grazer 100.00 per ton. Good quality mixed
grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per ton. Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 
55.00-70.00 per bale. Good bluestem hay delivered 5 X 5 1/2 bales 75.00-80.00 
per bale.

Eastern Oklahoma:  Good Bermuda grass 5 X 6 bales 60.00-70.00 per bale, few 
loads Bermuda grass delivered 180.00 per ton. Teff grass 5 X 6 bales 100.00 
per bale. Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 55.00-65.00 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, OKJack Carson 
Telephone (405)-522-3752   Market Recording 405-621-5533 
Internet: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreport/ok_gr310.txt