Alfalfa: Once again the hay trade continues very slow across much of the state. On a good note though we have almost gone a week without rain. This has provided the opportunity for farmers to get out and cut, swath and finally bale hay. Prices were not fully established this week. Surprisingly, demand is extremely light. Recent rains and now warm weather has made for lush pastures. Hay buyers are willing to enjoy the green grass and wait for later to assess needs for hay. Also speculating hay prices could come down later in the season if the crop improves.

Central Oklahoma: Good quality Alfalfa 165.00 per ton.

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported

Western Oklahoma: No trades reported

Old Crop Grass Hay:

Central Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Western Oklahoma: No trades reported.

Eastern Oklahoma: No trades reported

Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Oklahoma Direct Feeder Cattle Trade:

Receipts: 1,747 Last Week 2,631 Last Year 2,456

Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers to lightly tested this week for a trend. Demand moderate. Receipts this week consisted of 67 percent over 600 lbs and 77 percent heifers. Unless otherwise stated prices are FOB weigh point with a 2-3 percent shrink or equivalent and with a 8-12 cent slide on calves and 4-8 cent slide on yearlings from base weights. Current sales up to 14 days for delivery.

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