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USDA - AMS: California Direct Hay Report (2020-07-31)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 31, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri July 31, 2020   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  
According to the NASS Crop Progress report July 27, 2020, in Tulare 
County, harvested fields were being disked and planted for silage or 
other forage crops. Corn for silage continued to grow at a steady rate, 
with an increase in irrigation. Alfalfa was maturing and continued to be 
harvested. Bean fields were flowering. Cotton plants continued to bloom 
and underwent weed control. In the Sacramento Valley, rice continued to 
progress well and at a normal pace. Safflower and sunflower fields were 
drying down. Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  15,640    Last Week:  13,525    Last Year:  21,100                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 400  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                 550  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail     
      Good                    300  165.00-165.00  165.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair                    225  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  75  260.00-260.00  260.00    Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  250.00-250.00  250.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del Weedy             
      Premium                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00    Retail/Stable     
                             1000  245.00-255.00  249.00 Del                   
                               40  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del etail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            450  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              300  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del                   
      Good                    150  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Fair/Good              1000  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
                              100  135.00-135.00  135.00     Weedy             
                             3500  190.00-205.00  193.57 Del                   
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium            600  158.00-158.00  158.00 Del                   
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                   2000   90.00-90.00    90.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales confirmed.

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  255.00-280.00  261.25    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  255.00-255.00  255.00    Retail/Stable 
    
Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              4500  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     

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 and Greg Sanders
         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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