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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-06-12)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - June 12, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri June 12, 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 June 8, 2020, in Tulare 
County, row crops were being chopped and harvested rapidly.  Almost all 
fields have been harvested and were being fertilized and tilled.  In 
other areas, winter small grains including wheat were being harvested for 
silage as well as cut, dried, and baled.  Fields were being fertilized, 
cultivated for weeds, and tilled for corn and sorghum.  The rice crop was 
progressing at a good pace in the Sacramento Valley.  Hay is reported FOB 
the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom 
of report. 

Tons:  19,055    Last Week:  7610    Last Year:  10,855                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                2375  180.00-210.00  187.53                       
      Premium/Supreme         850  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Premium                 300  160.00-170.00  165.00    Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 275  240.00-260.00  258.18    Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  220.00-220.00  220.00    Retail/Stable     
  Timothy Grass                                                                
      Premium                 150  320.00-320.00  320.00    Retail/Stable     
  Brome Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good                    100  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                     75  160.00-160.00  160.00    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                     50  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  25  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
      Premium                 125  230.00-230.00  230.00     Organic           
                              195  230.00-230.00  230.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good                    530  180.00-185.00  181.70                       
      Fair/Good               175  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                              155  220.00-220.00  220.00     Organic           
                              175  160.00-160.00  160.00     Dirty             
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  75  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    150  170.00-170.00  170.00    Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                     75   87.50-87.50    87.50    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1000  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del                   
      Premium                 275  240.00-255.00  244.09 Del                   
                              150  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del  Retail     
      Good/Premium            250  230.00-235.00  232.00 Del                   
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                1400  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                   1500  125.00-125.00  125.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     75  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              3000  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    700  135.00-135.00  135.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  275.00-275.00  275.00    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                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good                   2000  155.00-175.00  165.00                       
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Fair/Good              2500  155.00-155.00  155.00                       

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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