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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-08-09)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - August 9, 2019

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Aug 09, 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 August 05, 2019, in Tulare County, corn 
for silage was maturing with some fields being harvested. Black-eyed beans were 
sizing up, and pods drying. Cotton continued to be irrigated and cultivated. 
Alfalfa was cut and baled.  In Siskiyou, Trinity and Modoc counties, cattle were 
moved to range land at higher elevations. San Mateo County, hay continued to be 
cut and baled.  Fresno County corn continued to be harvested for silage. Alfalfa 
yields are good with lower quality with prices decreasing. In Fresno County, 
alfalfa seed has been dried and harvest expected to begin soon.   Hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at 
bottom of report.  

Tons:  19,048    Last Week:  21,100    Last Year:  8340                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 600  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                              425  200.00-200.00  200.00     Very High Testing 
      Premium                 350  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              400  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted Retail       
                              850  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            
                              375  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               150  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
                              850  145.00-160.00  155.59     Rain Damage       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    550  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
                              400  140.00-140.00  140.00     Contracted        
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    800   50.00-50.00    50.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  205.00-205.00  205.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               150  220.00-220.00  220.00     Organic           
      Fair                     50  165.00-165.00  165.00                       
                               50  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 198  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grass Blend                                                                   
      Good                    150  120.00-120.00  120.00                       
                               50  160.00-160.00  160.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                   1500   85.00-85.00    85.00     Rain Damage       
  Almond Hulls                                                                        
      Good                     75  133.00-133.00  133.00                       
  Forage Mix-Five Way                                                          
      Good                     25  193.00-193.00  193.00 Del Organic           

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1225  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
                              125  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del Excessive Moisture
      Premium                 700  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
                               50  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   
                              400  268.00-268.00  268.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Fair                    100  185.00-185.00  185.00 Del Weedy             

  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    100  165.00-170.00  167.50 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  179.00-179.00  179.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good              1300  160.00-165.00  163.85                       
                             6000  168.00-168.00  168.00     Contracted        
                              500  165.00-165.00  165.00     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
         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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