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USDA California Hay                                04/03 12:36
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri Apr 03, 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 April 01, 2020, A low pressure 
moved across the northern part of the state bringing rain as well as some 
light snow at the higher elevations of the Sierras.  In Tulare County, 
wheat and alfalfa continued to mature. Silage crops were being cut. 
Spring silage began planting in fields.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  7625    Last Week:  5204    Last Year:  3125                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  210.00-225.00  217.50                       
      Premium                 100  300.00-300.00  300.00    Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               400  165.00-190.00  176.25                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                 125  250.00-300.00  290.00    Retail/Stable     
  Timothy Grass                                                                
      Premium                 200  370.00-370.00  370.00    Retail/Stable     
  Grain                                                                         
 
      Good                    100  240.00-240.00  240.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  25  300.00-300.00  300.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 225  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                 300  265.00-270.00  267.50 Del                   
                               75  286.00-292.00  288.00 DelRetail/Stable     
      Good                    300  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good               400  205.00-225.00  216.25 Del                   
  Sudan                                                                        
      Good                     50  135.00-135.00  135.00                       

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 225  279.00-299.00  283.44    Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-260.00  250.00    Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 500  212.00-212.00  212.00     Export            
                             3050  205.00-207.00  205.33     New Crop          
      Premium/Supreme         500  155.00-190.00  176.00     Rain Damage       
      Premium                  80  225.00-225.00  225.00    Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               400  162.00-162.00  162.00                       
                              200   75.00-75.00    75.00     Grassy            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 120  220.00-220.00  220.00    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 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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