Oklahoma Hay Report
KO GR310
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu May 16, 2019 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade very light as first cutting finally began this week. A good
amount of alfalfa is on the ground but very little baled at this point.
Yields are expected to be very good. No sales confirmed but most pricing
ideas near steady with last reported old crop. Wheat hay swathing also very
active and a few sales were confirmed. Record rainfall so far this month has
held up early haying. More rains, some very heavy, are expected over the 
weekend.


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: New crop Premium quality two loads 200.00.  
 
Eastern Oklahoma: No recent sales confirmed.   
 
Western Oklahoma: New crop Premium quality alfalfa first cutting contracted
at 200.00.  
 
Old Crop Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: No sales confirmed. 

Western Oklahoma:  New crop wheat hay 80.00-90.00 per ton, mostly 85.00. 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. 

Eastern Oklahoma:  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