Oklahoma Hay Report
OKLAHOMA HAY MARKET REPORT
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jul 12, 2018 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade was light to mostly moderate. Demand moderate to good on mostly 
moderate offerings. Prices were fully steady. Demand from dairies remains 
light to moderate at best. Some growers are choosing to hold on to the better 
quality alfalfa for later sale. USDA NASS estimated the third cutting of 
alfalfa was 25 percent completed as of last week with second cutting 85 
percent complete. Drought conditions improved slightly but 27 percent of the 
state remains under extreme to exceptional drought condition. 

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. 


Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality 
large square and large round bales 160.00-170.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality 180.00-190.00 per ton. Few local sales 
small square bales 12.00-14.00 per bale.

Western Oklahoma:  Premium quality large square bales 180.00-190.00. Good 
quality bunk hay 150.00-165.00. Fair quality large round bales 140.00-150.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales 35.00-45.00 per 
bale, Fair quality 30.00-35.00 per bale. Wheat hay in round and large square 
bales 90.00-120.00 per ton, mostly 100.00-110.00 per ton. Mixed grass 80.00-
100.00 per ton. 

Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales 100.00-120.00 per 
ton.

Eastern Oklahoma:  New crop: Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 and 4 X 5 1/2 bales 
35.00-45.00, mostly 35.00 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 



 Overall quality has been mostly 
good. Western and northern Oklahoma received much needed rain late this week 
that delayed haying but will benefit new growth. More wheat hay offered this 
week and grass hay harvest has begun in southern counties.
 
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 1-800-580-6543 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa	
 
Central Oklahoma: In light test prices steady to 10.00 higher. Supreme 
quality large square bales 200.00.  Premium quality 180.00-190.00. Good 
quality large square and large round bales 150.00-165.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed.

Western Oklahoma:  Prices mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Premium quality 
large square bales 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality bunk hay 
150.00-165.00. Fair quality large round bales 140.00-150.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay in round and large square bales 90.00-
120.00 per ton, mostly 100.00-110.00 per ton. 

Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales 100.00-120.00 per 
ton.

Eastern Oklahoma:  New crop: Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 35.00-40.00. 

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 



mium quality 
large square bales 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality bunk hay 
150.00-165.00. Fair quality large round bales 140.00-150.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay in round and large square bales 90.00-
120.00 per ton, mostly 100.00-110.00 per ton. 

Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales 100.00-120.00 per 
ton.

Eastern Oklahoma:  New crop: Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 35.00-40.00. 

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 



First cutting continues to progress and 
both quality and yields have varied greatly. Overall quality has been mostly 
good. Western and northern Oklahoma received much needed rain late this week 
that delayed haying but will benefit new growth. More wheat hay offered this 
week and grass hay harvest has begun in southern counties.
 
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 1-800-580-6543 or email jack.carson@ag.ok.gov. 
 
Alfalfa	
 
Central Oklahoma: In light test prices steady to 10.00 higher. Supreme 
quality large square bales 200.00.  Premium quality 180.00-190.00. Good 
quality large square and large round bales 150.00-165.00.

Eastern Oklahoma: No sales confirmed.

Western Oklahoma:  Prices mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Premium quality 
large square bales 180.00-200.00, mostly 190.00. Good quality bunk hay 
150.00-165.00. Fair quality large round bales 140.00-150.00.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay in round and large square bales 90.00-
120.00 per ton, mostly 100.00-110.00 per ton. 

Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales 100.00-120.00 per 
ton.

Eastern Oklahoma:  New crop: Mixed grass hay in 4 x 5 bales 35.00-40.00. 

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