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Moses Lake, WA    Fri Jan 21, 2011    USDA Market News                             
                                                                                   
California Weekly Hay Report                                                       
                                                                                   
        Tons FOB:     19,776    Last Week:     15,185    Last Year:      8,525     
  Tons Delivered:      4,950    Last Week:      5,025    Last Year:      1,225     
Year to Date FOB:     50,586    Last Week:     30,810    Last Year:     65,065     
   YTD Delivered:     12,550    Last Week:      7,600    Last Year:     24,810     
                                                                                   
Northern California: Tons FOB Barn/Stack:  2,650    Tons Delivered:    2,975 
 Compared to last week:  All classes of domestic alfalfa traded steady to 10.00 
higher in a limited test.  Demand very good and supply light.  Retail and stable hay 
traded mostly steady.  Demand good and supply very light.  Producers continue to 
work on very limited inventories.  Retail and stable hay is still very hard to find.  
Milk prices took a large climb in the latter part of the week leaving many 
optimistic on future pricing.  

                          Tons      Price     Wtd Avg   Last Year    Wtd Avg       
Petaluma Delivered prices                                                          
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Good                     150  215.00-215.00  215.00                              
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   75  195.00-195.00  195.00                              
 Meadow Grass Retail/light<110 lb bales                                            
  Good                      25  100.00-100.00  100.00                              
 Oat Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                     
  Good                      50  145.00-145.00  145.00                              
 Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb bales Small square, per bale                      
  Premium                   50      5.50-5.50    5.50                              

Escalon - Merced - Modesto - Turlock Delivered prices                              
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Supreme                  275  220.00-240.00  230.91  185.00-185.00  185.00       
  Premium                  350  215.00-242.00  234.29  160.00-170.00  165.00       
  Good                     125  210.00-220.00  218.00  160.00-160.00  160.00       
  Fair                     975  164.00-200.00  196.31                              
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  150  210.00-220.00  217.50                              
 Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                              
  Good                      25  150.00-150.00  150.00                              
 Oat Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                     
  Premium                   25  172.00-172.00  172.00                              
  Good                      50  135.00-135.00  135.00                              
 Wheat Straw Domestic Cattle                                                       
  Good                     375    79.00-79.00   79.00    95.00-95.00   95.00       

Northern - Intermountain Areas FOB prices                                          
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   50  170.00-170.00  170.00                              
 Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                              
  Good                      25  110.00-110.00  110.00                              
 Meadow Grass Retail/light<110 lb bales                                            
  Premium                   50  170.00-170.00  170.00                              
 Orchard Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  125  180.00-210.00  204.00  180.00-185.00  183.89       
  Good                      25  160.00-160.00  160.00                              
 Orchard Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   75  155.00-165.00  161.67                              

Tracy-Patterson-Stockton-Lodi-Modesto FOB prices                                   
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Supreme                  150  185.00-185.00  185.00                              
 Oat Domestic Cattle                                                               
  Premium                   75    90.00-90.00   90.00                              

Sacramento Valley FOB prices                                                       
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Supreme                   25  210.00-210.00  210.00                              
  Premium                  225  200.00-210.00  208.89                              
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  675  180.00-200.00  183.70  125.00-140.00  132.00       
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   75  160.00-160.00  160.00                              
 Meadow Grass Domestic Cattle                                                      
  Good                      25    65.00-65.00   65.00                              
 Oat Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                     
  Good                      50  110.00-110.00  110.00                              
 Orchard Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  225  180.00-210.00  203.33  180.00-180.00  180.00       
 Rice Straw Erosion control Small square, per bale                                 
  Good                     250      2.75-2.75    2.75                              
 Triticale Domestic Cattle                                                         
  Good                     200    75.00-75.00   75.00                              
 Wheat Straw Erosion control Small square, per bale                                
  Good                     100      3.00-3.00    3.00                              
 Wheat Straw Retail/light<110 lb bales Small square, per bale                      
  Premium                   50      3.50-3.50    3.50                              
  Good                      50      3.50-3.50    3.50                              

  Other hay: 400 Tons:                                                               
Escalon - Merced - Modesto - Turlock:                                              
Domestic Cattle Fair Alfalfa grassy 150 tons 155.00 Delivered.                     
Retail/light<110 lb bales Premium Oat rain damage 75 tons 110.00 Delivered.        
Northern - Intermountain Areas:                                                    
Domestic Cattle Premium Alfalfa grassy 50 tons 140.00 FOB.                         
Petaluma:                                                                          
Domestic Cattle Fair Alfalfa outside stack 50 tons 185.00 Delivered.               
Tracy-Patterson-Stockton-Lodi-Modesto:                                             
Domestic Cattle Premium Oat outside stack 75 tons  75.00 FOB.                      
                                                                                   
Central California: Tons FOB Barn/Stack:  2,626    Tons Delivered:  1,475  
 Compared to last week:  All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly steady to 
firm.  Demand good and supply light.  Retail and stable hay traded steady to 5.00 
higher.  Demand very good and supply light.  The retail and stable market continues 
to inch up on very limited overall supplies.  Many producers noting difficulty in 
locating hay for potential new customers.
  
                          Tons      Price     Wtd Avg   Last Year    Wtd Avg       

South-Central Coastal Areas Delivered prices                                       
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  250  215.00-250.00  225.00                              
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   75  205.00-230.00  213.33                              
 Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                              
  Premium                   50  190.00-190.00  190.00                              
 Meadow Grass Retail/light<110 lb bales                                            
  Good                     150  140.00-140.00  140.00                              
 Orchard Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  100  305.00-370.00  322.50                              

Tulare-Visalia-Hanford-Bakersfield Delivered prices                                
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Fair                     500  175.00-175.00  175.00  140.00-140.00  140.00       
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  350  225.00-240.00  229.29  180.00-180.00  180.00       

Kern County FOB prices                                                             
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Fair                     800  155.00-165.00  158.75  115.00-115.00  115.00       
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   50  180.00-180.00  180.00                              
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  125  165.00-170.00  169.00                              

Western Fresno-Madera-Firebaugh FOB prices                                         
 Oat Domestic Cattle                                                               
  Good                   1,000  130.00-130.00  130.00                              

Los Banos-Dos Palos-Merced FOB prices                                              
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Supreme                   25  205.00-205.00  205.00                              
  Good                     190  190.00-190.00  190.00  145.00-145.00  145.00       

Hanford-Corcoran-Tulare-Visalia FOB prices                                         
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  250  185.00-185.00  185.00                              

  Other hay: 186 Tons:                                                               
Los Banos-Dos Palos-Merced:                                                        
Domestic Cattle Premium Alfalfa rain damage 136 tons 185.00 FOB.                   
Domestic Cattle Supreme Alfalfa rain damage 25 tons 195.00 FOB.                    
Western Fresno-Madera-Firebaugh:                                                   
Domestic Cattle Supreme Alfalfa grassy 25 tons 180.00 FOB.                         
                                                                                   
Southern California: Tons FOB Barn/Stack:  14,500    Tons Delivered:  500 
 Compared to last week:  All classes of Domestic Alfalfa traded steady to 5.00 
higher.  Demand good and supply moderate.  Retail and stable hay traded mostly 
steady.  Demand very good and supply very light.  First cutting in many areas is in 
progress or nearly completed.  Prices are beginning very firm, considering quality.  
Many producers noting inconsistency in hay, with little to no concern from buyers 
due to a great need for hay.  Milk prices are aiding in overall price incline.  
Export interest is still prevalent.  

                          Tons      Price     Wtd Avg   Last Year    Wtd Avg       
Chino-Los Angeles-San Diego Delivered prices                                       
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  400  210.00-230.00  225.00  170.00-170.00  170.00       
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   50  205.00-205.00  205.00                              
 Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                              
  Premium                   25  190.00-190.00  190.00                              
 Teff Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                    
  Good                      25  100.00-100.00  100.00                              

Antelope Valley - Mojave Desert FOB prices                                         
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  575  180.00-190.00  182.61  140.00-140.00  140.00       
  Good                      50  160.00-160.00  160.00                              
 Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                              
  Premium                   25  210.00-210.00  210.00                              
  Good                     250  140.00-160.00  154.00                              
 Forage-Four Way Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                     
  Premium                   25  259.00-259.00  259.00                              

Blythe - Parker FOB prices                                                         
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  650  170.00-175.00  174.62  120.00-130.00  126.67       
  Good                      25  160.00-160.00  160.00                              
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  150  150.00-170.00  164.17                              
 Bermuda Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  250  145.00-145.00  145.00                              
 Bermuda Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                   25  140.00-140.00  140.00                              
 Forage Mix Retail/light<110 lb bales                                              
  Premium                   50  185.00-185.00  185.00                              
  Good                      50  160.00-160.00  160.00                              

Imperial Valley FOB prices                                                         
 Alfalfa Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Premium                  325  177.00-180.00  179.54  120.00-125.00  124.32       
  Good/Premium           2,700  175.00-185.00  180.56  116.00-120.00  118.22       
  Good                   1,450  165.00-180.00  173.28  100.00-100.00  100.00       
  Fair                   2,850  150.00-170.00  159.47    85.00-95.00   90.00       
 Alfalfa Export                                                                    
  Premium                  425  170.00-170.00  170.00                              
 Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  700  170.00-185.00  178.39  130.00-130.00  130.00       
 Alfalfa Stable/heavy>115 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  575  155.00-175.00  173.26                              
  Good                      25  140.00-140.00  140.00                              
 Alfalfa/Bermuda Mix Domestic Cattle                                               
  Good                      25  130.00-130.00  130.00                              
 Bermuda Domestic Cattle                                                           
  Premium                  100  130.00-130.00  130.00                              
  Good                     750    60.00-75.00   64.00                              
 Bermuda Retail/light<110 lb bales                                                 
  Premium                  250  125.00-135.00  130.00                              
 Bermuda Straw Domestic Cattle                                                     
  Good                      75    40.00-40.00   40.00                              
 Sudan Domestic Cattle                                                             
  Good                     400    55.00-65.00   55.63                              

  Other hay: 1,725 Tons:                                                             
Imperial Valley:                                                                   
Domestic Cattle Fair Alfalfa grassy 300 tons 120.00-140.00 FOB.                    
Domestic Cattle Fair Alfalfa outside stack 250 tons 135.00 FOB.                    
Domestic Cattle Good Wheat Straw previous year's production 1,125 tons 5.00-15.00 
FOB.                                                                    
Retail/light<110 lb bales Good Meadow Grass previous year's production 50 tons 
125.00 FOB.                                                                   
                                                                                   
   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 Market News, Moses Lake, WA 816-676-7000                             
         Kinley Smotherman, Market Reporter                                        
         www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews                                             
                                                                                   
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