BC-OK-KO Hay Report

5/1/2014 9:45 AM
By Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu May 1, 2014 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News
Hay trade generally slow to moderate in central and western counties, very light
in eastern Oklahoma. Demand light to moderate statewide. Inquiry has increased
over the past week with interest in new crop alfalfa and wheat hay. The wheat
crop prospects are dismal and a good deal of this year's crop will likely be
baled. Some wheat has already been baled and first cutting alfalfa is well
underway. Buyers and sellers still negotiating on first cutting alfalfa prices.
Yields are well below average but quality so far looks good.
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:
Premium quality loaded on truck last reported old crop 210.00-225.00. Few loads
new crop 225.00-230.00. Good quality old crop 160.00-180.00. Fair to Good
quality alfalfa including grassy alfalfa 150.00-170.00 per ton in large square
Alfalfa Eastern Oklahoma: Fair to Good alfalfa last reported 160.00-180.00.
Small square bales 9.00-12.00 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality old crop 210.00-225.00. Few loads new crop
230.00. Fair to Good quality old crop 160.00-185.00 in large square bales.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma:
Bermuda grass 4 X 5 bales 30.00-45.00 per bale. No recent sales on 5X6 bales
have been reported. Prairie hay 25.00-40.00 per bale 4 X 5 bales, mostly 30.00.
Small square bales mixed grass Good quality 5.00-6.00 per bale. New crop wheat
hay 80.00-90.00 per ton.
Western Oklahoma: Good Bermuda grass 80.00-100.00 per ton. New crop wheat hay
100.00-110.00 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay 4 X 5 bales 25.00-45.00 per bale mostly
30.00. 5 X 6 bales 30.00-50.00 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

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