California Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR311

Greeley, CO   Fri May 30 2014   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News



California Hay Report



   Compared to last week: Prices traded mostly steady to firm most areas.  

Demand remained very good in all regions on active trading activity.  The supply 

of hay in California is very tight as regions 2 through 6 are in full 

production. Region 1 is still about 2-3 weeks away from first cutting.  All 

prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are 

defined at bottom of report.



Tons:  26,301    Last Week:  19,001    Last Year:  33,302                      



Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 140  325.00-325.00  325.00     Very High Testing 



Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 300  300.00-300.00  300.00                       

      Premium                 275  270.00-290.00  288.18                       

                              150  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

                              150  265.00-295.00  285.00 Del                   

      Fair                    196  280.00-280.00  280.00     Organic           

  Alfalfa/Orchard Mix                                                          

      Good                     75  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   

  Orchard Grass                                                                

      Good                     50  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

  Orchard/Rye                                                                  

      Good                    125  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                    450  200.00-200.00  200.00                       

                              175  200.00-220.00  208.57     Retail/Stable     



Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 300  340.00-340.00  340.00                       

                             2500  330.00-350.00  334.00 Del                   

      Premium                 850  295.00-320.00  309.71                       

                             3800  275.00-340.00  324.61 Del                   

  Orchard Grass                                                                

      Good                     25  325.00-325.00  325.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                   4500  210.00-340.00  260.00 Del                   

  Wheat                                                                        

      Good                    800  240.00-240.00  240.00 Del                   



Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 275  327.00-327.00  327.00                       

                              300  360.00-360.00  360.00 Del                   

      Premium                 650  324.00-345.00  333.69 Del                   

  Alfalfa/Oat Mix                                                              

      Good                     50  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del                   

  Wheat                                                                        

      Good                   1500   55.00-55.00    55.00     Standing         

  Alfalfa Straw                                                                

      Good                    100  170.00-170.00  170.00 Del                   

  Rice Straw                                                                   

      Good                    250  145.00-145.00  145.00 Del                   



Region 5: Southern California:                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium                 200  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     



Region 6: Southeast California:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium                1650  260.00-265.00  262.42                       

                              350  267.00-270.00  268.46     Contracted        

                             2785  265.00-270.00  265.51     Export            

                              825  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

                              100  330.00-330.00  330.00 Del Retail/Stable     

  Bermuda Grass                                                                

      Good                    375  190.00-190.00  190.00     Export            

                              100  245.00-245.00  245.00 Del Retail/Stable     

  Klein Grass                                                                  

      Premium                1750  160.00-160.00  160.00     Export            

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                     80  190.00-190.00  190.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

      Good                    100  275.00-275.00  275.00 Del                



Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas.  

Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, 

Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and 

Alpine.  

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, 

Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa. 

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and 

Inyo. 

Region 5: Southern California: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San 

Bernardino.   

Region 6: Southeast California: 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     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     


   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 970-353-9750 

         Greeley.LGMN@ams.usda.gov

         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ML_GR311.txt

         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg



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