California Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR311

Greeley, CO   Fri Aug 22, 2014   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News



California Hay Report



   Compared to last week: Premium and Supreme hay is mostly steady.  Demand very 

light to light on low test hay and good to very good on milk test hay.  

According to the US crop report released on Tuesday this week, California has 

930,00 acres harvested with yields at 7.00 tons for 2014.  This is up 30,000 

acres and the yield is up .20 tons from last year.  Prices reported FOB at 

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

report.



Tons:  13,895    Last Week:  11,325    Last Year:  20,822                      



Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

                                                                               

      Premium                3504  310.00-315.00  310.15     Organic           

                              425  270.00-280.00  270.59     Retail/Stable     



  Orchard Grass                                                                

                                                                               

      Premium                 100  320.00-320.00  320.00     Retail/Stable     



Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

                                                                               

      Premium                 150  310.00-310.00  310.00                       

      Good/Premium            675  300.00-300.00  300.00                       

      Good                    350  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

                               30  270.00-285.00  271.00 Del                   



Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

                                                                               

      Fair                    600  200.00-210.00  207.50                       

      Utility                2375  180.00-185.00  180.79                       



  Oat                                                                          

                                                                               

      Fair                   2000  185.00-185.00  185.00 Del                   



Region 5: Southern California:                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

                                                                               

      Premium                1420  280.00-290.00  282.18     Retail/Stable     

      Good/Premium            274  250.00-265.00  258.81                       

      Good                    260  240.00-240.00  240.00                       



Region 6: Southeast California:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          



  Alfalfa                                                                      

                                                                               

      Good                    100  250.00-260.00  255.00     Retail/Stable     

      Fair                   1262  190.00-210.00  206.34                       

      Utility                 150  165.00-165.00  165.00                       



  Bermuda Grass                                                                

                                                                               

      Good                    220  175.00-185.00  177.27                       



Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales                             

 Confirmed.                                                                    

                                                                               

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

         Jeff Peterson 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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