California Weekly Hay Report

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Greeley, CO    Fri Jan 25, 2013    USDA - Colorado Dept of Ag Market News      

California Weekly Hay Report

Compared to last week:  All classes of hay traded mostly steady to weak in all 
regions.  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:  7045   Last Week:  5959    Last Year:  14,590

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                 150  220.00-225.00  224.17                       
      Premium                 100  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
                               75  240.00-240.00  240.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    250  200.00-210.00  205.00                       
      Fair                     50  170.00-170.00  170.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                 100  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium/Supreme         150  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     
  Meadow Grass                                                                
      Premium                  50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Wheat Hay                                                                    
      Premium                  50  150.00-150.00  150.00                       
  Wheat Straw                                                                  
      Good                    300   60.00-60.00    60.00                       

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                 200  230.00-240.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair                     75  190.00-190.00  190.00                       
  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat Hay                                                                      
      Premium                  25  170.00-170.00  170.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            150  140.00-150.00  146.67     Retail/Stable     

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                 330  260.00-270.00  268.33                       
                              300  267.00-267.00  267.00 Del Weedy             
      Good                     50  235.00-240.00  237.50 Del                   

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

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 400  310.00-310.00  310.00 Del Very High Testing 
      Premium                 150  240.00-240.00  240.00                       
                              150  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   
      Good                    150  230.00-230.00  230.00 Del                   

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                 100  270.00-280.00  272.50     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    275  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

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                 575  220.00-220.00  220.00                       
                              800  220.00-225.00  221.88     Export            
                              150  225.00-240.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            350  215.00-215.00  215.00                       
                               25  210.00-210.00  210.00     Grassy            
      Good                    665  200.00-208.00  205.56                       
                               50  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair                    300  175.00-175.00  175.00                       
      Utility/Fair            450  150.00-160.00  156.67                       

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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