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USDA California Hay                                07/10 11:36
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri July 10, 2020   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 July 6, 2020, in Tulare 
County, harvested fields were being disked and planted for silage or 
other forage crops. Silage corn continued to grow at a steady rate, with 
an increase in irrigation. Alfalfa was maturing and continued to be 
harvested. Bean fields began to bloom. In the Sacramento Valley, rice 
continued to progress well and at a normal pace. Hay is reported FOB the 
stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of 
report. 

Tons:  22,245    Last Week:  10,650    Last Year:  13,865                      

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               125  160.00-165.00  161.00                       
  Meadow Grass                                                                  
      Good                    150  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Grain                                                                         
 
      Good                    300  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good              1000  160.00-180.00  172.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 650  250.00-265.00  252.31                       
                              800  265.00-275.00  272.50 Del                   
      Premium                 200  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                               75  210.00-210.00  210.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            300  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
      Good                    200  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Fair/Good               225  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     50  145.00-145.00  145.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    200   90.00-90.00    90.00                       
                               50  135.00-135.00  135.00     Grassy            
                               35  125.00-125.00  125.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  35  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               500  185.00-185.00  185.00   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  255.00-260.00  258.33    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                    100  240.00-255.00  247.50    Retail/Stable       
                  

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 200  170.00-170.00  170.00    Retail/Stable     
      Good                   1250  150.00-160.00  154.60                       
                           13,000  165.00-170.00  168.85     Contracted        
                             1000  150.00-155.00  151.50     Export            
      Fair/Good               175  140.00-140.00  140.00     Export            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 375  200.00-200.00  200.00    Retail/Stable     
  Sudan                                                                        
      Premium                 300  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
      Good/Premium            200  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
      Good                    200  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Teff                                                                         
      Premium                 100  190.00-190.00  190.00    Retail/Stable     
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                    500   70.00-75.00    72.00                       

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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