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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-07-12)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 12, 2019

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Jul 12, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate to good demand.  
Last week’s earthquake in the Southern end of California didn’t affect the hay 
market, according to report contacts.  According to the Crop Progress Report 
June 8, 2019, in Tulare County, corn, cotton, and safflower progressed well. 
Wheat and oats continued to be harvested. Silage crops were being cut. Safflower 
progressed well and sorghum was planted in Kings County. Cutting of alfalfa 
continued. In the Sacramento Valley, winter wheat harvest continued and rice 
continued to progress well. Safflower started to bloom and sunflower continued 
to be planted.Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  13,865    Last Week:  8230    Last Year:  11,120                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 550  200.00-205.00  201.82                       
                              350  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted Export       
                             1400  200.00-220.00  211.43     Export            
      Premium                 200  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                              250  210.00-210.00  210.00     Contracted        
                             2600  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            
                               25  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            400  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              150  140.00-140.00  140.00     Weedy             
      Fair/Good               700  150.00-180.00  158.57                       
      Fair                    200  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 220  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    500  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 350  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair/Good               600  160.00-180.00  166.67                       
                             1000   80.00-80.00    80.00     Excessive Moisture

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium                 150  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good                     25  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                               75  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    100  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                              100   90.00-90.00    90.00     Excessive Moisture
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    200   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  255.00-255.00  255.00     Contracted Retail       
                              150  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    820  190.00-210.00  198.48     Small Bale                  
                             1400  170.00-180.00  173.57     Export            
                             1000  185.00-185.00  185.00     For Pellet          
                               75  220.00-220.00  220.00     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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