California Weekly Hay Report

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Greeley, CO    Fri Dec 7, 2012    USDA - Colorado Dept of Ag Market News      

California Weekly Hay Report

Compared to last week:  All classes of hay traded mostly steady to firm in all 
regions.  The central to northern part of the state has seen large amounts of 
rain this week limiting the hay movement.  Demand good for all classes of hay.  
Trade activity very light this week.  All prices reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.  

Tons:  7310   Last Week:  8430    Last Year:  14,100

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:  Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.  
All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1000  225.00-230.00  227.50                       
      Premium                 125  245.00-245.00  245.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             50  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Timothy Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  325.00-325.00  325.00     Retail/Stable     

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:  Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, 
Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and 
Alpine.  All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         100  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
      Premium                 150  230.00-240.00  238.33     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium             75  280.00-280.00  280.00     Organic           
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat Hay                                                                      
      Premium                  25  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
                               50  125.00-125.00  125.00     Retail/Stable     
  Rye Grass Straw                                                              
      Premium                 145   62.00-62.00    62.00     Retail/Stable     
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Premium                 200  106.00-106.00  106.00     Retail/Stable     
  Grass                                                                        
      Premium                  25  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:  San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, 
Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa.  All prices reported FOB the stack or barn 
unless otherwise noted.                                       

                           Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 100  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                   
      Premium                  75  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   
      Good                     50  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:  Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and 
Inyo. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.        

No New Sales Confirmed.                             

Region 5: Southern California:  Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San 
Bernardino.  All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.                

                          Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium/Supreme         400  250.00-260.00  252.50                       
      Premium                  55  260.00-270.00  260.91     Retail/Stable     
  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Premium                  50  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
  Forage Mix-Four Way                                                          
      Premium                  50  260.00-260.00  260.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:  Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and 
Imperial. All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.    

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                1110  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
                              800  227.00-230.00  228.88     Export            
                              525  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            200  225.00-225.00  225.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    400  212.00-212.00  212.00                       
                              200  175.00-175.00  175.00     Grassy            
      Fair                    950  195.00-200.00  198.95                       
                              150  150.00-150.00  150.00     Grassy            
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                 100  205.00-205.00  205.00     Export            
      Good/Premium             25  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     

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 - Colorado Dept of Ag Market News, Greeley, CO
         Randy Hammerstrom, 970-353-9750
         http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnsreportsML_GR311

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