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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-04-24)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - April 24, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Apr 24, 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 April 20, 2020, in Tulare 
County, winter grain plants were in different stages of growth, with most 
wheat, oats and barley coming close to maturity.  Some wheat, oats, and 
barley fields were being treated for weed control.  With the added rain, 
alfalfa continued to thrive and was growing well.  Corn was being 
planted.  Safflower planting was finished with most emerged.  Due to cold 
weather, cotton planting was behind schedule.  Rice ground preparation 
was ahead of schedule with ground work done in the Sacramento Valley.  
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5550    Last Week:  2950    Last Year:  6120                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                               50  190.00-190.00  190.00    Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium            100  320.00-340.00  330.00 Del Retail     
  Grain                                                                           
      Good                     50  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Retail     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  285.00-285.00  285.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme          50  240.00-240.00  240.00     New Crop          
      Premium                 300  255.00-260.00  257.50 Del                   
      Good/Premium            250  225.00-235.00  230.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               100  220.00-220.00  220.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 125  279.00-279.00  279.00    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-265.00  252.50    Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1300  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                             2200  200.00-210.00  206.36     Export            
      Premium                 300  210.00-210.00  210.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good                    400  175.00-175.00  175.00     Old Crop          
  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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