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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-05-31)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - May 31, 2019

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri May 31, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According to Crop Progress report May 26, 2019, In the Sacramento Valley, winter 
wheat progressed well. Corn and safflower continued to be progressing well in 
Kings County. Alfalfa harvest continued. In Tulare County, corn and cotton 
continued to be planted. Wheat, alfalfa, and oats continued to be harvested. 
Silage crops were being cut.  California rice planted was at 90% versus 91% for 
the same time in 2018 and Cotton planted was at 99% versus 100% for the same 
time in 2018.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  
Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  5710    Last Week:  3605    Last Year:  13,000                          

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    100  150.00-150.00  150.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    100   87.00-87.00    87.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  235.00-235.00  235.00                       
                               25  245.00-245.00  245.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               200  100.00-100.00  100.00     Rain Damage       
                               75  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del Rain Damage       
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    450  170.00-188.00  186.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    400  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
                              500  155.00-170.00  164.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 125  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme          80  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1500  248.00-248.00  248.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 400  240.00-245.00  243.75     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium           1380  195.00-200.00  199.35                       
                              150  185.00-185.00  185.00     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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