California Weekly Hay
ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Nov 08, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week:  Trade activity moderate on moderate demand.  According 
to the NASS Crop Progress report November 3, 2019, in Tulare County, cotton 
harvest was in full swing. Alfalfa was being cut and baled on an ongoing basis. 
Late black-eyed pea plantings were being harvested. Fields were being tilled and 
pre-irrigated for winter forage and grain crops. In the valley, early fall-
planted small grains continued to be planted and were emerging well. Safflower, 
corn, and late sorghum harvesting continued. In Sutter County, corn harvest was 
progressing well. Rice harvest neared completion.  Hay is reported FOB the stack 
or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  8630    Last Week:  5800    Last Year:  3000                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1500  185.00-185.00  185.00     Contracted        
  Triticale                                                                    
      Good                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                    400  120.00-120.00  120.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 900  250.00-250.00  250.00                       
                              200  290.00-290.00  290.00 Del Very High Testing 
      Premium/Supreme         650  255.00-255.00  255.00 Del                   
      Premium                 125  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
  Corn Stalks                                                                         
      Good                    300   50.00-50.00    50.00                       
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                    400  100.00-100.00  100.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    100  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
      Fair/Good               125  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                               75  230.00-230.00  230.00     Organic           

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 100  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                              120  195.00-195.00  195.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good              2300  160.00-165.00  160.65                       
                              300  170.00-170.00  170.00     Grassy            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 160  190.00-210.00  197.50     Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                    400   85.00-85.00    85.00                       
  Water Grass                                                                        
      Good                     50   85.00-85.00    85.00  
                     
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               
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