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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-05-22)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - May 22, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri May 22, 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 18, 2020, in Tulare 
County, winter grains such as wheat, oats, and barley were maturing.  In 
other areas, winter small grains including wheat were being harvested for 
silage.  Winter wheat was being cut, dried, and baled.  Alfalfa continued 
to be cut, dried, and baled.  First cut alfalfa was completed in Sutter 
County and rice planting continued with some rice growers leaving fields 
fallow due to water shortage.  Corn was progressing well.  Hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are 
defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  12,075    Last Week:  9525    Last Year:  3605                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    100  170.00-170.00  170.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 750  210.00-220.00  213.33                       
      Premium/Supreme         400  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair/Good               500  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 600  210.00-215.00  212.50                       
                             1050  270.00-280.00  277.62 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         400  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Premium                 500  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   
      Good/Premium            200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Good                    600  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair/Good               175  155.00-155.00  155.00                       
      Fair                    400  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                              700  160.00-160.00  160.00 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Good                    175  145.00-145.00  145.00                       
  Rye Grass                                                                    
      Good                    200  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                   1000  120.00-125.00  121.00                       
                              400  135.00-135.00  135.00    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                1300  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                              175  180.00-200.00  191.43    Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
      Good                   2000  170.00-180.00  177.50                       
                               50  160.00-160.00  160.00     Rain Damage       

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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