Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Oct 11, 2018 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade moderate. Movement was slow to moderate with heavy rains across 
the state hindering hauling. Demand was fairly good for all alfalfa and good 
quality grass hay. Fourth cutting is nearly completed and supplies and 
offerings remain light. Prices were fully steady. Wheat planting was 60 
percent completed, up nearly 20 percent from last week and 4 percent ahead of 
average. Moderate to heavy rains across the state this week will result in 
some wheat acres needing to be replanted. At this time it is unclear how many 
acres were affected. 

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 220.00-240.00, instances 
250.00. Premium quality 200.00-220.00. Good quality large square and large 
round bales 180.00-200.00. Fair quality 150.00-170.00. 

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales reported.

Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales 220.00-240.00, instances 
250.00. 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 110.00-140.00 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