Table 8--Hay: Production, harvested acreage, yield, and stocks
Mkt year 1/
Production,
alfalfa hay 2/
(1,000 tons)
Production,
other hay 2/
(1,000 tons)
Harvested acreage,
all hay 2/
(1,000 acres)
Yield,
all hay 2/
(tons per acre)
Stocks, May 1,
all hay 2/
(1,000 tons)
Stocks, Dec 1,
all hay 2/
(1,000 tons)
Supply per RCAU,
(tons) 3/
Disappearance per RCAU,
(tons) 3/
2009/10
71,072
76,628
59,775
2.47
22,065
107,222
2.41
2.11
2010/11
67,971
77,653
59,872
2.43
20,931
102,134
2.40
2.08
2011/12
65,332
65,884
55,653
2.36
22,217
90,726
2.26
1.94
2012/13
52,049
67,829
56,260
2.13
21,381
76,547
2.09
1.88
2013/14
57,581
78,365
58,257
2.33
14,156
89,304
2.26
1.97
2014/15
64,524
84,147
57,646
2.58
19,176
 
2.52
 
1/ May-April. Latest data may be preliminary or projected.
2/ Dry hay.
3/ RCAU = Roughage-consuming animal unit.
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Crop Production; and ERS calculations.
Date run: 10/14/2014