Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Sep 19, 2019 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa and hay movement limited and prices remain steady to weak for all 
classes.  Hay trade has been light as producers finish up their fourth 
cutting and prepare for a fifth cutting.  Some producers are having to 
work around rain.  Demand remains good for high quality hay, but moderate 
to low for lower quality product.  Weeds are causing issues for many 
producers.  The hay market remains volatile along with the cattle market.

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:  Supreme quality: Small squares FOB picked up in the
barn 14.00-15.00 per bale.  Premium quality: 242.00-244.00 per ton
Delivered to Texas.  Good quality: 180.00-185.00 per ton Delivered in

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: Good to Premium quality: 180.00-185.00 per ton FOB.
Grinder: 100.00 per ton FOB.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality 90.00-120.00 per ton.

Western Oklahoma:  Good quality 70.00-75.00 per ton FOB.  

Eastern Oklahoma:  Good to Fair quality 50.00-60.00 per bale Delivered
Louisiana and Texas.

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