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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-07-26)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 26, 2019

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Jul 26, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate to good demand.  
According to the Crop Progress Report July 22, 2019, in Tulare County, corn and 
black-eyed beans continued to mature.  Cotton was irrigated and cultivated. In 
Fresno County, alfalfa and safflower continued to be harvested.  Sorghum was 
growing well.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  9984    Last Week:  18,873    Last Year:  5625                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              600  195.00-195.00  195.00     Contracted        
      Premium/Supreme         230  185.00-185.00  185.00     Contracted        
      Premium                1325  185.00-220.00  194.43     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                           
      Premium                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Good                    125  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    250  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               600  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                              600  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    400   65.00-65.00    65.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                   1400   80.00-80.00    80.00     Rain Damage       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 225  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium                 225  185.00-224.00  189.33 Del Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  210.00-220.00  217.50                       
      Good                    154  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair/Good               825  165.00-170.00  168.94                       
                               25  100.00-100.00  100.00     Dirty             
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                           
      Good                     25  145.00-145.00  145.00                       
                              125  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     50  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 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                   1500  170.00-175.00  172.67     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
         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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