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USDA California Hay                                04/18 10:30
ML_GR311
Greeley, CO   Fri Apr 18, 2014   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

   Compared to last week: Prices traded mostly steady to firm in most areas.  
Demand remained very good in all regions on moderate to active trading 
activity.  
The supply of hay in northern and central valleys of California is very tight.  
Production in Region 3 and 2 is under way.  All prices reported FOB at the 
stack 
or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

Tons:  14,200    Last Week:  7795    Last Year:  19,205                        

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Good                    350  230.00-230.00  230.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Supreme                 125  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del Retail/Stable     
  Teff                                                                         
      Supreme                  25  300.00-300.00  300.00 Del Retail/Stable     

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Premium                  75  310.00-310.00  310.00                       
                              100  290.00-290.00  290.00 Del                   

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley:                                          
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                1000  340.00-340.00  340.00 Del                   
      Premium                 100  285.00-285.00  285.00     New Crop          
                               25  271.00-271.00  271.00 Del                   
  Oat                                                                          
      Premium                 500  260.00-260.00  260.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                 550  305.00-315.00  314.09                       
                              350  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     
      Premium                 350  290.00-290.00  290.00                       

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
  Alfalfa                                                                      
      Supreme                2450  265.00-270.00  267.60                       
                              900  270.00-310.00  284.44     Retail/Stable     
      Premium                4525  260.00-272.00  264.96                       
                              625  270.00-270.00  270.00 Del                   
      Good                     50  225.00-225.00  225.00                       
                              300  230.00-230.00  230.00     Weedy             
      Fair                     50  200.00-200.00  200.00                       
  Bermuda Grass                                                                
      Supreme                  50  200.00-200.00  200.00     Retail/Stable     
      Premium                  50  185.00-185.00  185.00     Retail/Stable     
  Oat                                                                          
      Supreme                  25  280.00-280.00  280.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                   1300  170.00-175.00  172.50                       
  Grass                                                                        
      Good                    325  140.00-140.00  140.00                       

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     <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-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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