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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-03-29)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - March 29, 2019

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Mar 29, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to NASS Crop Progress report March 26, 2019, topsoil moisture 90% 
adequate and 10% surplus. Subsoil moisture 30% adequate and 70% surplus. Winter 
wheat condition 5% fair, 20% good, and 75% excellent. Pasture and range 
condition 10% poor, 20% fair, 40% good, and 30% excellent. All estimates are for 
the week ending March 24, 2019. Throughout the month, California experienced 
temperatures slightly below average. Rainfall throughout most of the State was 
also slightly below average. Pastures started to green up, but livestock 
remained on supplemental feed. Peaches and prunes have started to bloom. 
Asparagus harvest was halted because of rain. Processed tomato transplanting has 
begun.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions 
are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  4970    Last Week:  3125    Last Year:  4100                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Fair                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Good/Premium             50  220.00-240.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  270.00-275.00  272.50 Del                   
      Premium                1000  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
                              400  250.00-260.00  255.00 Del                   
      Fair                    200  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   

  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    200  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  279.00-279.00  279.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 750  210.00-215.00  213.33                       
                             1000  215.00-225.00  220.00     Export            
                              375  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail New Crop    
      Premium                 350  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Teff                                                                         
      Premium                 120  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     

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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