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USDA California Hay                                07/19 11:25
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri Jul 19, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate to good 
demand.  
According to the Crop Progress Report June 15, 2019, in Tulare County, corn, 
cotton, and black eyed beans continued to mature.  Alfalfa continued to be cut 
and baled.  Late planted corn was coming up in Kings County. In Fresno County, 
safflower was drying down. Sorghum was growing well.  Hay is reported FOB the 
stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 
 

Tons:  18,873    Last Week:  13,865    Last Year:  15,875                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 924  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
      Premium                 150  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 675  225.00-225.00  225.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium            150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Good                    350  180.00-180.00  180.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 599  250.00-265.00  259.37                       
                              550  265.00-265.00  265.00 Del                   
      Premium                 700  230.00-240.00  238.57                       
                              625  200.00-240.00  201.60     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            800  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Fair/Good              2225  165.00-185.00  172.87                       
      Fair                     50  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 150  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grain Hay                                                                     
     
      Good                   4300   95.00-100.00   99.65     Contracted        
                              300   45.00-45.00    45.00     Rain Damage       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    100   90.00-90.00    90.00     Rain Damage       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    150   80.00-80.00    80.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                2300  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del Contracted        

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               400  185.00-185.00  185.00                       
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                   1500  170.00-180.00  174.33     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Good                    100  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good/Premium            500  125.00-125.00  125.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               100   90.00-90.00    90.00                       
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                   1000   70.00-70.00    70.00                       

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
         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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