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USDA California Hay 08/16 11:45

USDA California Hay                                08/16 11:45
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri Aug 16, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week:  Trade activity light to moderate on moderate demand.  
According to the Crop Progress Report August 12, 2019, in Tulare County, cotton 
fields were in full bloom and bolls were filling.  Alfalfa continued to be cut 
and baled with some fields on their third cutting.  Corn for silage was being 
cut.  In Sacramento County, rice and safflower continued to grow and mature.  
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are 
defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  11,926    Last Week:  19,048    Last Year:  9740                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                              230  210.00-210.00  210.00     Very High Testing 
      Premium                1500  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              125  190.00-190.00  190.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    225  150.00-208.00  156.44                       
                              400  260.00-260.00  260.00     Organic           
                              205  170.00-260.00  180.98     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Good                     25  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good                     50  310.00-310.00  310.00     Retail/Stable     

  Timothy Grass                                                                
      Good                     25  360.00-360.00  360.00     Retail/Stable     

  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     25  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
                               50  240.00-320.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

  Forage Mix-Four Way                                                          
      Good                     25  174.00-174.00  174.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Utility                 115   93.00-93.00    93.00     Erosion Control   

  Grass                                                                        
      Good                    126  220.00-240.00  228.10     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 575  265.00-270.00  267.61 Del                   
      Premium                 300  235.00-235.00  235.00                       
                             1500  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Good                    750  220.00-230.00  226.67                       
      Fair                    950  170.00-180.00  173.68                       
                               50  190.00-195.00  192.50 Del Rain Damage       
                               50  215.00-215.00  215.00 Del Retail/Stable     

  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good                    150  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

  Grass                                                                        
      Premium                  25  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    925  175.00-180.00  176.76                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  265.00-265.00  265.00                       
                              200  270.00-275.00  272.50     Retail/Stable     

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Forage Mix-Four Way                                                          
      Good                     25  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  180.00-200.00  188.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    700  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
      Fair/Good              1400  160.00-165.00  162.86                       
                              600  163.00-165.00  164.67     Export            
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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