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

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand.  
According to the Crop Production report 11/08/18, all alfalfa area harvested for 
the US was 17,351,000 acres for 2018 with a yield per acre of 3.43 versus 
16,563,000 acres for 2017 with a yield per acre of 3.32.  Hay is reported FOB 
the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 
report. 

Tons:  3000    Last Week:  9530    Last Year:  1625                            

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

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  25  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good               400  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
                              400  205.00-205.00  205.00 Del                   

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                  25  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Grassy            
                               25  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del Rain Damage       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Good                     50  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del Weedy             
  Alfalfa/Grain Mix                                                              
      Fair/Good               150  130.00-130.00  130.00                       
  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                     25  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                   
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                     50  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 220  230.00-245.00  238.18                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Good                     25  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  80  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                              200  265.00-270.00  266.25     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     25  265.00-265.00  265.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good/Premium            300  205.00-205.00  205.00     Export            
      Fair/Good              1000  160.00-170.00  167.00                       

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               
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