California Weekly Hay
ML_GR311   
Greeley, CO   Fri Feb 09, 2018   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with good demand.  Region 6 
is putting up and is bringing 40.00-50.00 more than this time last year.  
According to the U.S Drought Monitor 2/08/18, the situation across the western 
U.S. presented sharply diverging scenarios, with good season-to-date moisture 
supplies across the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest in sharp contrast to 
intensifying drought and a lack of vital snowpack´┐Żs across central and southern 
portions of the Rockies and Sierra Nevada.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or 
barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report. 

Tons:  5400    Last Week:  2660    Last Year:  2030                                

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Mixed Grass                                                                  
      Good                   1000  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del                   
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                    100  106.00-106.00  106.00     Old Crop          
  Rice Straw                                                                   
      Good                   1100   35.00-35.00    35.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   
      Fair/Good              1100  210.00-210.00  210.00 Del                   
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                              
      Good                    200  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                    400  145.00-155.00  150.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   
      Premium/Supreme         200  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California: No New Sales Confirmed.

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 200  210.00-220.00  215.00                       
      Premium                 475  210.00-212.00  210.95                       
                              100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Excessive Moisture
                              125  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               
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         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg

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