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USDA California Hay 05/17 12:25

USDA California Hay                                05/17 12:25
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri May 17, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to report contacts in region 2, one to one and a half inches of rain 
fell this week with hay in the row.  According to Crop Progress report May 13, 
2019, in the Sacramento Valley, winter wheat progressed well. Small grains were 
cut, alfalfa was cut and baled, corn was planted, and safflower progressed well 
in Kings County. In Tulare County, wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. 
Silage 
crops were being cut. Corn and cotton continued to be planted. Sunflowers were 
planted and wheat harvest will begin soon in Imperial County.  Hay is reported 
FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report.  

Tons:  7685    Last Week:  6335    Last Year:  10,045                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: No New Sales Confirmed.                         
    

Region 2: Sacramento Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.                            
 

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 600  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
      Premium/Supreme         125  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
      Premium                 625  220.00-240.00  235.20                       
                               50  225.00-225.00  225.00     Old Crop          
      Good/Premium            400  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 300  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    150  115.00-115.00  115.00                       
                              300  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grain                                                                        
      Good                    250  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    450  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
      Fair/Good               350  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  145.00-145.00  145.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  295.00-295.00  295.00     Old Crop Retail    
      
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  280.00-280.00  280.00     Old Crop Retail    
     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                2500  220.00-222.00  221.76                       
      Premium/Supreme         100  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
                              250  195.00-195.00  195.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                 210  240.00-245.00  241.19     Retail            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
  Klein Grass                                                                  
      Premium                 200  180.00-180.00  180.00     Export            
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    300  115.00-115.00  115.00                       

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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