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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-05-08)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - May 8, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri May 08, 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 May 4, 2020, in Tulare County, 
winter grain plants such as wheat, oats and barley were maturing.  In 
other areas, winter small grains including wheat were ready for 
harvesting.  Fields began to be planted with cotton and prepped for corn 
planting.  Alfalfa continued to be cut, dried and baled.  Rice planting 
continued on schedule due to favorable weather conditions.  Hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are 
defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5430    Last Week:  7800    Last Year:  6335                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  55  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Premium                 125  240.00-240.00  240.00    Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               215  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  60  290.00-290.00  290.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         575  190.00-230.00  219.78                       
      Good                    500  210.00-210.00  210.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               250  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                               75  125.00-125.00  125.00     Dirty             

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               775  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                   

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                                                                      
      Premium                1000  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            
                              100  210.00-210.00  210.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good                   1700  165.00-170.00  169.41  
                     
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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