California Weekly Hay Report

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Greeley, CO    Fri Feb 15, 2013    USDA - Colorado Dept of Ag Market News      

California Weekly Hay Report

Compared to last week:  All classes of hay traded mostly steady in all 
regions.  Demand moderate to good for all classes of hay.  Trade activity very 
light this week.  All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise 
noted.  

Tons:  6,511   Last Week:  4,319    Last Year:  12,050

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                 100  280.00-280.00  280.00     Organic           
      Premium/Supreme          75  220.00-230.00  223.33                       
      Premium                 250  265.00-265.00  265.00     Organic           
      Good/Premium             50  210.00-210.00  210.00                       
      Good                     75  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
                               75  220.00-220.00  220.00     Organic           
      Fair/Good                50  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
                                                                               
      Good/Premium             75  180.00-180.00  180.00                       
   
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                                                                      
      Good/Premium             50  230.00-230.00  230.00                       
      Good                    150  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     
      Fair/Good                25  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          
      Premium                  25  260.00-260.00  260.00     Retail/Stable     

  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Premium                  75  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del     

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                                                                      
     Premium                 300  250.00-250.00  250.00                       

  Wheat                                                                        
      Good                   250  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

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                                                                      
      Good                    400  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
      Fair                    250  160.00-160.00  160.00                       

  Oat                                                                          
      Premium                  60  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

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                 250  255.00-255.00  255.00                       
                            200  270.00-280.00  276.25     Retail/Stable     

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         
      Premium                  37  255.00-255.00  255.00                      

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                 263  240.00-250.00  242.85     Retail/Stable     
      Good/Premium            175  235.00-235.00  235.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    875  200.00-215.00  208.17                       
                               50  190.00-190.00  190.00     Rain Damage       
      Fair                   1163  170.00-180.00  175.27                       
                              100  180.00-180.00  180.00     Frost Damage      
                              500  180.00-180.00  180.00     Rain Damage       
      Utility                 500  145.00-145.00  145.00     Rain Damage       

  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Premium                  63  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
         Heather Veltri/Tess Norvell, 970-353-9750
         http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnsreportsML_GR311

0800P   hlv/tmn


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