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USDA California Hay                                06/15 11:50
Greeley, CO   Fri June 15, 2018   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with very good demand.    
According to the NASS Crop Progress Report 6/10/18, a cooling of temperatures 
began late Monday and continued through the middle of the week across the 
A frontal system brought isolated showers and some small hail along the north 
coast midweek. Temperatures slowly began to rebound to warmer temperatures as 
the frontal system began to make its way to the east and allowed for the 
building of high pressure across the region.  Temperature highs for the week 
ranged in the upper 50s to upper 60s in the mountains, lower 60s to upper 90s 
along the coast, lower 90s to mid 100s in the valley, and 90s to 110s in the 
desert. Temperature lows for the week ranged in the lower 30s to upper 40s in 
the mountains, mid 40s to 60s along the coast, in the lower 50s to 60s in the 
valley, and 50s to 70s in the desert region.  Wheat, oats, and barley hay were 
being harvested.  As wheat for silage harvest neared completion, growers began 
replanting the fields with summer beans, silage corn, sudan grass, and silage 
sorghum.  Cultivation of these summer crops continued for weed control.  Wheat 
harvest for grain began, and the byproduct wheat straw was being baled for 
livestock.  Cotton was irrigated and cultivated.  Alfalfa was irrigated, cut, 
and baled.  Alfalfa drying conditions were ideal with the current warm, dry 
weather.  Rice planting was complete with fields in various stages of growth.  
Sunflower and safflower fields emerged.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  10,680    Last Week:  10,358    Last Year:  22,221                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                2200  220.00-230.00  227.27                       
                               50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                 250  199.50-199.50  199.50     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            850  140.00-150.00  145.88     Rain Damage       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 550  260.00-262.50  261.14     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                 250  220.00-230.00  228.00     Retail/Stable     

  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Premium                 200  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  273.00-284.00  278.50     Retail/Stable 
Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                2200  290.00-293.00  292.18 Del                   
      Premium                 680  260.00-270.00  262.65 Del                   
      Good                    175  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales                              

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                 200  260.00-260.00  260.00                       
      Premium                 200  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 200  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    400  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                 100  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
                              200  220.00-230.00  227.50     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            100  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
                              500  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            
      Good                    550  205.00-210.00  207.73                       
      Premium                 300  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              400  150.00-150.00  150.00     Contracted        
      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

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 970-353-9750               

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