California Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR311

Greeley, CO   Fri June 6, 2014   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News



California Hay Report



   Compared to last week: Prices traded mostly steady in 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 a week away from first cutting.  All prices reported FOB 

at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of 

report.



Tons:  24,272    Last Week:  26,301    Last Year:  22,790                      



Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 125  300.00-300.00  300.00                       

      Premium                  25  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                     25  210.00-210.00  210.00     Retail/Stable     

  Forage Mix-Four Way                                                          

      Good                     25  250.00-250.00  250.00     Retail/Stable     



Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 525  315.00-320.00  318.33                       

      Premium/Supreme         250  310.00-310.00  310.00                       

      Premium                1035  270.00-290.00  274.71                       

                              150  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good                    250  220.00-220.00  220.00     Clippings         

  Orchard Grass                                                                

      Good                     50  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          

      Premium                 100  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     



Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 465  338.00-345.00  342.32                       

                               80  348.00-348.00  348.00     Very High Testing 

                              405  345.00-350.00  346.60 Del                   

      Premium/Supreme         600  335.00-335.00  335.00                       

      Premium                2600  295.00-330.00  323.08                       

                              675  305.00-320.00  306.67 Del                   

                              100  320.00-320.00  320.00 Del Retail/Stable     

      Good                     25  280.00-280.00  280.00 Del                   

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                    200  180.00-180.00  180.00 Del                   

                              400  160.00-160.00  160.00 Del Excessive Moisture

  Wheat                                                                        

      Good                   1200  225.00-250.00  237.92 Del                   

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

      Good                    250  250.00-250.00  250.00 Del Retail/Stable     

  Wheat Straw                                                                  

      Good                    175  140.00-140.00  140.00 Del                   



Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium                 360  325.00-325.00  325.00                       

                              600  335.00-345.00  341.67 Del                   

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                   2200  245.00-250.00  249.55 Del                   

  Wheat Straw                                                                  

      Good                   1000  145.00-145.00  145.00 Del                   



Region 5: Southern California:                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium/Supreme         170  285.00-285.00  285.00                       

      Premium                 600  300.00-305.00  302.50                       

                              150  294.00-300.00  296.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium           1000  265.00-265.00  265.00                       

      Good                    585  302.00-302.00  302.00                       

  Orchard Grass                                                                

      Good                    375  300.00-300.00  300.00                       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

      Good                   1500  267.00-267.00  267.00   



Region 6: Southeast California:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Supreme                 150  270.00-270.00  270.00                       

      Premium                4325  260.00-270.00  265.44                       

                              507  260.00-270.00  262.14     Retail/Stable     

      Good                    670  250.00-258.00  254.69                       

  Bermuda Grass                                                                

      Good                     75  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Sudan                                                                        

      Good                    270  201.00-201.00  201.00  

                   

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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