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USDA - AMS: Oklahoma Hay Report (2020-07-16)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 16, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Thu Jul 16, 2020 Oklahoma Dept. of Ag Market News

Alfalfa and hay trade movement has slowed down this week, un-forecasted
rains over the weekend and into the early parts of the week have
producers slowing up on laying fields down.  Cow hay continues to move.
Wheat hay across the state has been harvested and has finally found a 
somewhat price range however no trades were reported this week.  
Producers are reporting that old crop hay is mostly all cleaned up.  
Market News continues to maintain an online hay directory for both 
in-state and ut-of-state hay producers.  The directories are on the ODAFF
homepage at Producers wishing to list hay are
encouraged to call at 1-405-521-3864 or 

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Central Oklahoma:  No reported trades.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No reported trades.  

Western Oklahoma:  Supreme Quality large squares 3X4X8 $170/ton FOB Oklahoma; Utility/grinding quality large squares 4X4X8 $90/ton FOB Oklahoma.

Grass Hay 
Central Oklahoma:  No reported trades.

Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: Hay Grazer: Supreme Quality large squares 3X4X8 $80/ton Fob Oklahoma, $130/ton Del New Mexico.   

Wheat Hay 
Central Oklahoma:  No trades reported.
Eastern Oklahoma:  No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma:  No trades reported. 

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 

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