California Weekly Hay
ML_GR311   
Greeley, CO   Fri October 12, 2018   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the NASS Crop Production Report October 11, 2018, California has 
650,000 acres for 2018 versus 660,000 acres for 2017 of alfalfa and alfalfa 
mixtures area harvested with the same yield for both years at 6.80 tons with a 
total of 4,420 tons of production for 2018 versus 2017 of 4,488 tons.  Hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at 
bottom of report. 

Tons:  6527    Last Week:  215,825    Last Year:  9232                         

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 825  200.00-210.00  203.15                       
                              250  205.00-205.00  205.00     Export            
                              320  220.00-220.00  220.00     Very High Testing 
      Premium/Supreme         645  195.00-195.00  195.00                       
                               80  195.00-195.00  195.00     Export            
      Premium                 530  180.00-185.00  183.35                       
                              325  185.00-200.00  193.08     Export            
                              350  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    392  150.00-160.00  153.24                       
                              150  155.00-155.00  155.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               200  150.00-162.00  156.00                       
      Fair                    200  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 460  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            250  240.00-250.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Good/Premium             50  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  75  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Alfalfa/Rye Mix                                                              
      Good                     25  225.00-225.00  225.00     Organic           
  Rye Grass                                                                    
      Good                     25  195.00-195.00  195.00     Organic           
                               50  180.00-180.00  180.00     Weedy Organic  

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: No New Sale Confirmed.                             

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  265.00-265.00  265.00     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  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable                  
                              300  205.00-205.00  205.00     Contracted Export       
      Good/Premium            150  200.00-200.00  200.00     Contracted Export       
      Good                     80  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Fair/Good               100  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
      Fair                    120  120.00-120.00  120.00     20% Grassy         
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 200  165.00-165.00  165.00     Export            
  Mixed Grass                                                                  
      Fair                    100   95.00-95.00    95.00                       

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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