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USDA-ML: California Weekly Hay

***Next release date of this report is Nov 13, 2017 due to holiday***

Greeley, CO   Fri Nov 3, 2017   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the October 30, 2017 NASS Crop Progress Report, Precipitation was 
sparse last week throughout the State due to a large dome of high pressure which 
settled over the Great Basin. New heat records were set Monday across southern 
California as temperatures soared to the 100s due to a heat wave which covered 
the coast and inland.  Temperature highs were in the 70s to 80s in the 
mountains, 70s to 100s along the coast, 80s to 90s in the valley, and 80s to 
100s in the desert. Temperature lows were in the 20s to 50s in the mountains, 
30s to the 50s in the desert and the valley, and 40s to 60s along the coast.
Alfalfa fields continued to be cut and baled.  Cotton continued to be harvested 
for lint and seed, and farmers were expecting a decent yield. Alfalfa fields 
were still going strong, and continued to be irrigated, cut, and baled. Sorghum 
fields were being harvested. Most summer crops have been harvested, and fields 
were being worked. Winter wheat planting was ongoing. Rice harvest was about one 
half done.  All hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  2360    Last Week:  5935    Last Year:  6625                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 275  230.00-240.00  233.64                       
                              250  248.00-248.00  248.00     Very High Testing 
      Fair/Good               350  140.00-140.00  140.00     Rain Damage       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Very High Testing 
      Good                     60  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                    500  125.00-125.00  125.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Good                    100  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              175  200.00-200.00  200.00     Export            
                              150  145.00-145.00  145.00     Grassy            
      Fair                    250  125.00-125.00  125.00                       

The following are the counties included in each region:                        
Region 1: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.                         
Region 2: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer,  
          Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine.             
Region 3: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.
Region 4: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.                             
Region 5: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.             
Region 6: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial.                     

Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than 10% 
grass, used with visual appearance and intent of sale Quantitative factors are 
approximate and many factors can affect feeding value.

             ADF     NDF     RFV     TDN-100%    TDN-90%   CP-100%
 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

ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; RFV = Relative Feed 
Value; TDN = Total Digestible nutrients. RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn 
formula.  TDN calculated using the western formula. Values based on 100% dry 
matter, TDN both 90% and 100%.

Source:  USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
         Jonathan Gittlein/Chris Dias/Lindsay Brunet/Aramis Harris/Heath Dewey 
	   Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov 970-353-9750               
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR311.txt
         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg

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