California Weekly Hay
Greeley, CO   Fri Feb 17, 2017   USDA - CO Dept of Ag Market News

California Hay Report

  Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. 
According the U.S. Drought Monitor, storms continued to drop heavy precipitation 
over parts of California, leading to widespread improvements of the multi-year 
drought in the state, although some pockets have missed out on the precipitation 
and water restrictions remain due to low reservoir levels. A few large�scale 
improvements were made in central and southern California. Drought conditions 
improved in Monterey and eastern Santa Clara Counties. Western Monterey and most 
of Santa Clara County are now drought free. Improvements were also made across 
the San Joaquin Valley, with snowpack well above 100% in the Sierras. Reservoirs 
are being replenished across most regions. At the foot of the Sequoia National 
Forest, Lake Isabella�s water level increased 20 percent. Further south, drought 
conditions broadly improved across San Bernardino and southern Inyo counties. 
However, Death Valley remains in moderate drought as the area has received just 
35% of its normal precipitation for the water year to-date.  All hay is reported 
FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.  Regions are defined at bottom of 

Tons:  5866    Last Week:  2030    Last Year:  10,990                          

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                  75  320.00-320.00  320.00     Organic           
      Fair/Good                25  110.00-110.00  110.00                       
  Orchard Grass                                                                
      Premium                  25  300.00-300.00  300.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                     25  110.00-110.00  110.00                       

Region 2: Sacramento Valley:                                                   
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                  50  220.00-220.00  220.00                       

Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley:                                         
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                 250  240.00-245.00  243.00 Del                   
      Premium                 200  200.00-200.00  200.00 Del                   
                              150  225.00-225.00  225.00 Del Retail/Stable     
      Fair                    125  145.00-155.00  147.00 Del                   
      Good                     75  115.00-115.00  115.00 Del                   
  Forage Mix-Two Way                                                           
      Good                    150  160.00-160.00  160.00 Del                   
      Fair                    125  112.00-112.00  112.00 Del                   

Region 5: Southern California:                                                 
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Supreme                 308  200.00-200.00  200.00     Old Crop          
  Alfalfa/Barley Mix                                                           
      Premium                 100  210.50-210.50  210.50     Retail/Stable     

Region 6: Southeast California:                                                
                             Tons   Price Range   Wtd Avg    Comments          
      Premium                3055  180.00-190.00  181.44                       
                              425  175.00-175.00  175.00     Retail/Stable     
      Good                    100  175.00-175.00  175.00     Export            
                              203  155.00-155.00  155.00     Frost Damage      
      Good                    400   50.00-50.00    50.00     Old Crop          

Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: No New Sales                             

Region 1: North Inter-Mountain: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and 
Region 2: Sacramento Valley: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, 
Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and 
Region 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley: San Joaquin, Calaveras, 
Tuolumne, Mono, Merced, Mariposa. 
Region 4: Central San Joaquin Valley: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and 
Region 5: Southern California: Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and Western 
San Bernardino.
Region 6: Southeast California: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and 

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

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