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USDA California Hay                                02/16 10:15
Greeley, CO   Fri Feb 16, 2018   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with good demand.  According 
to the U.S Drought Monitor 2/15/18, During the 7-day period (ending Tuesday 
morning), heavy to excessive rainfall eased or eliminated dryness and drought 
across much of the eastern, southeastern, and southcentral U.S. Conversely, 
drought intensified and expanded from the central Corn Belt southwestward 
the southern Plains into the Southwest, including much of southern California. 
Other modest changes to the nations drought depiction over the past 7 days 
included reductions to drought intensity in Montana as a result of recent 
cold weather, while dryness and drought expanded in Oregon due in large part to 
subpar snowpacks.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  1100    Last Week:  5400    Last Year:  11,732                          

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                  25  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
      Fair                    275  185.00-205.00  195.91 Del                   
      Good                    100  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium/Supreme         250  210.00-215.00  212.00                       
                              100  210.00-210.00  210.00     Export            
      Premium                 325  210.00-220.00  217.69     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 970-353-9750               

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