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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-06-26)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - June 26, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri June 26, 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 22, 2020, sunny warm 
weather was helping to mature all crops. In Tulare County, cotton fields 
were being cultivated and irrigated.  Fields were being fertilized and 
tilled for corn and sorghum planting.  Corn and sorghum fields were being 
cultivated for weeds.  Alfalfa continued to be irrigated, cut, dried and 
baled.  Rice continued to progress well in the Sacramento Valley.  Winter 
wheat harvesting began.  Irrigation continued in most crops.  Hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are 
defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  15,355    Last Week:  14,850    Last Year:  9510                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
    Small Square                                                               
      Supreme                 325  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium                 775  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good/Premium           1500  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 250  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Premium/Supreme         750  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Premium                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00    Retail     
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 350  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                     30  210.00-210.00  210.00     Organic           
                               25  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del Weedy             
      Fair/Good                50  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
                             1525  185.00-200.00  185.25 Del                   
  Brome Grass                                                                  
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Rye Grass                                                                    
      Good                   1500  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Forage Mix                                                         
      Good                     25  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1450  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme        1800  250.00-260.00  257.78 Del                   
      Premium                 200  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del  Retail     

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              1100  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  255.00-260.00  258.33    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    100  240.00-255.00  247.50    Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              3200  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

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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