El Toro Export, LLC is an industry leader in the handling, processing, and marketing of various agricultural commodities produced in Southern California and Oregon. With operations in the Imperial and Willamette Valleys we are well positioned to meet the needs of expanding international export markets as well as the U.S. domestic market. El Toro Export, LLC has extensive operations for the handling, storing, and processing of Hay, Grain, and Seed products. Markets served include the Grain and Feed Industries in the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and the U.S. marketplace.
Our firm has three handling/shipping facilities within the Imperial Valley, located in Brawley, El Centro and Heber, as well as an operation in Junction City, Oregon.
Also, we are affiliated with two additional companies that have extensive production farming and cattle feeding operations within the Imperial Valley.
We are affiliated with two additional companies that have extensive production farming and cattle feeding operations within the Imperial Valley.
Currently, the company has hay operations in the Imperial Valley and Oregon.
Imperial Valley Hay Operations
Imperial Valley Forage Hay products include Alfalfa Hay, Sudan Grass Hay, Bermuda Grass Hay, Klein Grass Hay, and Bermuda Grass Straw. Our modern compressing and storage facility is located at 1469 La Brucherie Road, El Centro, California 92243. This facility has 4 double compression machines and the capacity to store up to 70,000 tons of Forage hay products. It is also the location of our main business and sales office.
Oregon Hay Operations
Oregon Forage Hay products include Fescue Straw, Rye Grass Straw, Orchard Straw, and Bent Straw. The facility is operated with our Joint Venture Partner, OR-PAC Feed and Forage, and is located at 91780 Greenhill Road P.O. Box 352 Junction City, OR 97448. They currently operate one double compression machine and have a storage capacity of 15,000 tons.
Alfalfa is a perennial crop that is produced year-round in the Imperial Valley. The volume and quality produced is dependent upon weather conditions. The major harvest season for alfalfa begins in March and is completed in October once the temperatures begin to cool down. Typically, premium alfalfa is produced between March and June, then again in October and November. Alfalfa is one of the most nutrient rich feeds used in agriculture. It is primarily used to feed dairy cattle because of its high protein content and highly digestible fiber.
Bermuda was originally grown as a seed crop in the Imperial Valley. Over the past several years it has become increasingly more popular as a feeding option for cattle and horses in both the domestic and export markets. Bermuda is a perennial crop that thrives in warmer weather and is harvested between April and November.
Farmers in the Imperial Valley have two harvesting options relating to Bermuda: seed production or hay production. For those that chose to produce seed, Bermuda Straw is the byproduct remaining after the seed harvest is completed. The majority of this product is produced in mid summer, while a small portion is available in late autumn. Bermuda straw is sold both domestically and internationally to feed dry cows or beef cattle.
Klein is a relatively newer feed compared to other grass hay. It is mainly distributed in the export market, primarily for dry dairy cows and beef cattle. Klein is a warm season perennial crop that is harvested beginning in April and ending in November.
Sudan grass is an annual crop that is a great source of fiber. A typical Sudan crop consists of one to three cuttings depending upon market conditions and field rotation. Sudan is viewed as a secondary crop, usually following vegetables or wheat. It is harvested from late May through November depending upon weather and market conditions.
Packing & Loading
Customers may choose many different types of Export Packaging to suit their individual needs.
3-Tie Full Bale Bulk
3-Tie Full Bale / Wrapped
3-Tie ½ Cut Bale Bulk
3-Tie ½ Cut Bale / Wrapped
Poly Sleeve Chopped Big Bale (Imperial Valley Only)
Poly Sleeve MAG Big Bale (Imperial Valley Only)
Approximate Bale Weights (Each)
3-Tie 1/2 Cut
Poly Sleeve Chopped
Poly Sleeve Alfalfa Chopped
Poly Sleeve MAG
El Toro Export Crop Calendar
View the El Toro Export crop calendar
Imperial Valley Crop Report
View the Imperial Valley crop report
National Hay Association
Visit the National Hay Association website
National Forage Testing Association
Visit the National Forage Testing Association website
U.S. Forage Export Council
Visit the U.S. Forage Export Council website
Imperial Irrigation District
Contact us to learn more about El Toro Export's agricultural commodities and how we can meet your export or domestic market needs. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have about our handling, processing, and marketing operations for Hay, Grain, and Seed products.