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USDA - AMS: Oklahoma Hay Report (2019-01-24)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - January 24, 2019

KO GR310
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jan 24, 2019 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa trade was slow this week. Movement mostly moderate with bulk of 
movement coming in from out of state. Demand was light to moderate. Dairy 
demand remains mostly light. Grass hay demand was good but buyers very 
selective towards quality. More winter weather including light snow is 
forecast for the coming week. 

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 Producers wishing to list hay are encouraged to call
at 1-405-522-3753 or email 
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality 200.00-220.00. Good quality large square 
and large round bales 180.00-200.00. Fair quality 140.00-160.00.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality large round bales delivered 225.00-240.00. 
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales 200.00-220.00, instances 
to 225.00. Good quality large round and large square bales 180.00-200.00. 
Several loads Good quality delivered 220.00-230.00. Grinding hay 140.00-
Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4 X 6 through 5 X 6 bales 
mostly 55.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality mixed grass hay 5 X 5 and 5 X 6 
bales 50.00-60.00 per bale. Mixed grass 90.00-100.00 per ton. Teff grass 5 X 
6 bales 100.00 per bale.  
Western Oklahoma:  Good quality hay grazer 100.00 per ton. Good quality mixed 
grass round bales 90.00-110.00 per ton. Mixed grass 5 X 5 1/2 to 5 X 6 bales 
50.00-70.00 per bale. Good quality wheat hay 5 X 6 bales 55.00 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%
Source: Oklahoma Dept of AG-USDA Market News, Oklahoma City, OKJack Carson 
Telephone (405)-522-3752   Market Recording 405-621-5533 

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