Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jul 11, 2019 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Once again the hay trade continues very slow across much of the state.  
More seasonal weather has finally arrived bringing higher temperatures
and drier weather in the forecast.  This has provided the opportunity for 
farmers to get out and cut, swath and finally bale hay.  Prices were not
fully established this week.  Heavy supply of alfalfa suitable for feed 
yards is readily available causing a lower demand from buyers.  
Surprisingly, demand is extremely light.  Recent rains and now warm 
weather has made for lush pastures.  Hay buyers are willing to enjoy the
green grass and wait for later to assess needs for hay.  Also speculating
hay prices could come down later in the season if the crop improves.

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 1-405-232-5425 or email 

Central Oklahoma: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: 
257.00-263.00; Good to Premium: 210.00.  Large Rounds: Average 125.00.  FOB:
Good quality Alfalfa 165.00 per ton.  

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg 110.00. 

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: No trades reported. 

Western Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

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
Telephone (405)232-5425   Market Recording 405-621-5533 
Internet: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreport/ok_gr310.txt