California Weekly Hay Report

ML_GR311

Greeley, CO   Fri Sep 12, 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.  Rain 

came again this week for region six, but this one did not get to many fields 

with hay down.  Prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. 

Regions are defined at bottom of report.



Tons:  5395    Last Week:  0    Last Year:  17,885                             



Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Good                    350  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

                              450  250.00-250.00  250.00     Export            

                              100  230.00-230.00  230.00     Retail/Stable     

  Brome Grass                                                                  

      Premium                 150  180.00-180.00  180.00     Retail/Stable     

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                    200  170.00-170.00  170.00                       

  Barley                                                                       

      Good                    325  185.00-185.00  185.00                       



Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium                  25  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

      Good                    250  260.00-270.00  266.00                       

  Oat                                                                          

      Good                     25  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     

  Rice Straw                                                                   

      Good                    500   80.00-80.00    80.00     Retail/Stable     



Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Good                    100  240.00-240.00  240.00                       

      Fair                     50  210.00-210.00  210.00 Del                   

  Sudan                                                                        

      Premium                  50  150.00-150.00  150.00 Del                   

      Good                    175  135.00-135.00  135.00 Del                   



Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium                 300  310.00-310.00  310.00                       

      Good                    100  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

                              250  270.00-270.00  270.00     Retail/Stable     

      Fair                    500  220.00-220.00  220.00                       



Region 5: Southern California:                                                 

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Premium                 300  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

      Good/Premium            150  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     

      Fair                     25  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

                              125  200.00-200.00  200.00     Rain Damage       

  Forage Mix-Three Way                                                         

      Premium                  75  290.00-290.00  290.00                       



Region 6: Southeast California:                                                

                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          

  Alfalfa                                                                      

      Good                    170  220.00-220.00  220.00     Export            

      Fair                    150  195.00-195.00  195.00                       

                           500  138.00-138.00  138.00     Rain Damage              



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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