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USDA - AMS: California Weekly Hay (2019-06-14)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - June 14, 2019

ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri June 14, 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 June 10, 2019, in the Sacramento Valley, 
winter wheat progressed well and rice continued to be planted. Corn and 
safflower progressed well in Kings. Cutting of alfalfa continued. In Tulare, 
corn, cotton, and safflower progressed well. Wheat and oats continued to be 
harvested. Silage crops were being cut.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  11,155    Last Week:  8160    Last Year:  10,680                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                             1200  200.00-200.00  200.00     Very High Testing 
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    200  120.00-120.00  120.00                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    200  120.00-120.00  120.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  75  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
                             1700  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                 600  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
                              500  250.00-255.00  251.00 Del                   
      Good/Premium           1100  210.00-230.00  220.91                       
                              400  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
                              750  240.00-250.00  240.00 Del
      Good                     50  215.00-215.00  215.00 Del                    
      Fair/Good               100  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del Rain Damage
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    190  150.00-160.00  154.74                       
      Fair/Good               250  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    390  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     75  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium           2700  190.00-200.00  196.67                       

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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