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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2020-07-24)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - July 24, 2020

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri July 24, 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 July 20, 2020, in Tulare 
County, harvested fields were being disked and planted for silage or 
other forage crops. Silage corn continued to grow at a steady rate, with 
an increase in irrigation. Alfalfa was maturing and being harvested. Bean 
fields were flowering. Cotton plants began to bloom. In the Sacramento 
Valley, rice continued to progress well and at a normal pace. In Yolo 
County, sunflower fields were drying down. Hay is reported FOB the stack 
or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  13,525    Last Week:  15,775    Last Year:  9984                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium/Supreme        1100  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Premium                 650  173.00-173.00  173.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  75  260.00-260.00  260.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  265.00-265.00  265.00                       
                             2450  265.00-285.00  273.37 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         525  210.00-230.00  210.95                       
                             1100  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del                   
      Premium                1650  250.00-260.00  256.06 Del                   
      Good                     75  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair/Good               200  170.00-180.00  172.50                       
                              800  190.00-190.00  190.00 Del                   
  Grain                                                                          
      Good                    300  220.00-220.00  220.00    Retail/Stable     
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    800  125.00-130.00  128.13                       
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                    125  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    225   90.00-90.00    90.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  255.00-280.00  261.25    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  255.00-255.00  255.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              1000  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                              600  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Good                    650   85.00-85.00    85.00                       

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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