California Weekly Hay
ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri May 19, 2017   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the US drought Monitor, significant precipitation, including high-
elevation snow, will continue into Thursday across the Rockies and environs, but 
dry weather will prevail from southern California into the Desert Southwest. A 
period of very cool weather will trail the storminess, but warmth will return to 
the Pacific Coast by Friday and expand eastward during the weekend.  All hay is 
reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at 
bottom of report. 

Tons:  7725    Last Week:  5525    Last Year:  16,050                          

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  220.00-220.00  220.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    125  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                              200  150.00-150.00  150.00     Clippings         
      Fair/Good               200  140.00-140.00  140.00     Clippings         
      Fair                    200  130.00-130.00  130.00     Clippings         
                              300  150.00-150.00  150.00     Export            
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                               25  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 125  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    200  100.00-100.00  100.00                       
                              125  110.00-115.00  112.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    200   62.50-62.50    62.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 450  235.00-245.00  236.67 Del                   
      Premium                  50  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                              175  230.00-240.00  234.29 Del                   
                               50  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Fair                     25  175.00-175.00  175.00 Del                   
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  120.00-120.00  120.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 125  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
      Premium/Supreme        1000  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good/Premium            650  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 450  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
                              300  175.00-185.00  180.00     Export            
                               50  140.00-150.00  145.00     Old Crop          
      Good/Premium             50  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                   1700  155.00-165.00  159.71                       
                              500  170.00-170.00  170.00     Export            
      Fair/Good               100  160.00-160.00  160.00     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/Chris Dias/Lindsay Brunet 970-353-9750               
	   Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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