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USDA California Hay                                10/18 11:10
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri Oct 18, 2019   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 Production report October 10, 2019, California alfalfa and 
alfalfa Mixtures for Hay Area Harvested is 560,000 acres versus 620,000 acres 
for 2018, Yield is 6 tons versus 6.9 tons for 2018, and Production is 3,360,000 
tons versus 4,278,000 tons for 2018.  Hay is reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of report.  

Tons:  9950    Last Week:  8525    Last Year:  5270                            

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                              675  160.00-200.00  185.93     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    200  160.00-160.00  160.00     Contracted        
      Fair/Good               250  160.00-160.00  160.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Good                    100  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  90  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
      Good/Premium            135  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
  Alfalfa/Grass Mix                                                            
      Premium                 175  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 525  230.00-250.00  245.24                       
                              900  280.00-295.00  285.28 Del                   
      Premium                 500  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good/Premium            200  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                               50  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
      Fair                    200  140.00-140.00  140.00                       
                               75  195.00-195.00  195.00 Del                   
  Corn Stalks                                                                   
     
      Good                   2500   50.00-88.00    72.80                       

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good               200  205.00-205.00  205.00                       

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                 150  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Good                     50  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Fair/Good              2900  155.00-160.00  157.84                       

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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