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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-04-05)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - April 5, 2019

Greeley, CO   Fri Apr 05, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report April 01, 2019, a low pressure moved 
across the northern part of the state bringing rain as well as some light snow 
at the higher elevations of the Sierras.  Temperature lows ranged from the 20s 
to upper 40s in the Sierras and the desert, low 30s to low 60s along the coast, 
and upper 30s to mid-50s in the Central Valley. Temperature highs ranged from 
upper 30s to high 60s in the Sierras, low 50s to low 80s in the valley, low 50s 
to the 80s along the coast, and low 60s to high 80s in the desert.  In Tulare 
County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being cut. 
Spring silage began planting in fields.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  3125    Last Week:  4970    Last Year:  3575                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                  75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  50  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    100   87.50-87.50    87.50     Erosion Control   
                               50   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                 200  240.00-255.00  250.00                       
                              125  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         200  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                 100  278.00-278.00  278.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                 150  319.00-319.00  319.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  310.00-310.00  310.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                1675  210.00-215.00  214.40                       
                              350  215.00-215.00  215.00     Export            

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 970-353-9750               

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