California Weekly Hay
USDA - Fri Feb 22, 5:53AM CST
ML_GR311	
Greeley, CO   Fri Feb 22, 2019   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to report contacts, weather (rain) has been effecting early cuttings.
Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are 
defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  1801    Last Week:  2225    Last Year:  1345                                                        

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 250  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Good                    150  110.00-110.00  110.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                    250   87.50-87.50    87.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 450  255.00-275.00  263.89 Del                   
      Good/Premium            200  250.00-255.00  252.50 Del                   
  Bermuda Straw                                                                
      Good                     50  165.00-165.00  165.00 Del                   
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                     50  130.00-130.00  130.00 Del                   

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

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 175  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  275.00-275.00  275.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable 
  Alfalfa Green Chop
      Premium/Supreme           1  180.00-180.00  180.00     Standing         

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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