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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-05-15)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - May 15, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri May 15, 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 11, 2020, in Tulare 
County, winter planted wheat, oats and barley were maturing.  In other 
areas, winter small grains including wheat were being harvested for 
silage.  Winter wheat was being cut and dried for hay.  Alfalfa continued 
to be cut, dried and baled.  Rice planting continued in the Sacramento 
Valley.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  9525    Last Week:  5430    Last Year:  7685                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     50  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
                              100  160.00-170.00  165.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  225.00-225.00  225.00    Retail/Stable     
  Grass                                                                        
      Good                    300  150.00-150.00  150.00    Organic Weedy          

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 425  230.00-240.00  232.94                       
                              150  215.00-215.00  215.00 Del                   
      Premium                 500  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Good                     50  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                              100  230.00-235.00  232.50 Del                   
      Fair/Good               300  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
                              100  195.00-200.00  197.50 Del                   
      Fair                    600  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              400  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                   
  Rye Grass                                                                    
      Good                    400  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    450  125.00-160.00  128.89                       
                               50  160.00-160.00  160.00    Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    650  120.00-140.00  128.46                       
                              200  140.00-140.00  140.00    Retail/Stable     

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                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme        1600  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                 500  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Good                   2500  165.00-170.00  168.60                       
                    
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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