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/
1919/20
19,380
66,072
73,156
1.26
    
1920/21
20,458
64,122
73,033
1.26
    
1921/22
21,071
57,563
73,070
1.16
    
1922/23
21,110
67,471
75,432
1.26
    
1923/24
21,630
59,551
73,545
1.22
    
1924/25
20,828
63,443
74,459
1.23
    
1925/26
21,821
51,433
70,105
1.12
    
1926/27
21,529
48,429
68,795
1.11
    
1927/28
25,454
66,129
72,131
1.36
    
1928/29
23,882
53,783
67,185
1.25
    
1929/30
23,787
57,819
69,531
1.26
    
1930/31
22,713
46,492
67,947
1.10
    
1931/32
21,396
47,769
68,160
1.10
    
1932/33
25,924
51,159
70,412
1.19
    
1933/34
24,113
44,734
68,439
1.10
    
1934/35
19,036
35,527
65,387
0.93
    
1935/36
28,564
54,381
68,550
1.32
    
1936/37
24,737
40,290
67,732
1.03
    
1937/38
26,685
49,085
66,001
1.26
    
1938/39
28,503
54,962
68,175
1.34
    
1939/40
26,935
51,326
69,243
1.25
    
1940/41
30,286
56,670
73,058
1.31
    
1941/42
32,917
54,074
73,136
1.31
    
1942/43
37,162
61,537
74,827
1.44
    
1943/44
33,442
60,928
77,004
1.34
    
1944/45
33,323
59,878
77,639
1.33
    
1945/46
33,858
63,755
76,697
1.40
    
1946/47
31,092
59,587
73,741
1.35
    
1947/48
32,489
58,785
74,666
1.35
    
1948/49
32,710
54,762
71,817
1.34
    
1949/50
39,101
50,968
72,821
1.33
    
1950/51
42,673
53,524
75,150
1.38
14,599
67,676
  
1951/52
46,844
55,726
75,063
1.46
15,232
70,657
  
1952/53
47,348
52,125
75,147
1.42
15,136
74,000
  
1953/54
50,673
50,136
74,997
1.44
15,013
69,470
  
1954/55
56,364
51,470
73,721
1.46
15,641
71,415
  
1955/56
59,101
53,706
74,956
1.50
15,290
74,487
  
1956/57
60,940
47,038
72,292
1.49
16,536
76,031
  
1957/58
68,761
51,282
71,912
1.67
17,557
73,058
  
1958/59
66,522
53,578
70,547
1.70
26,198
85,795
  
1959/60
63,312
47,664
66,266
1.67
25,541
88,540
  
1960/61
67,083
51,005
67,313
1.76
17,099
77,957
  
1961/62
66,946
50,034
67,376
1.74
23,237
82,352
  
1962/63
71,731
50,028
67,563
1.80
18,021
80,599
  
1963/64
70,037
47,500
66,428
1.77
23,114
85,193
  
1964/65
71,304
47,474
67,375
1.76
19,809
82,628
  
1965/66
74,854
50,756
67,496
1.86
16,568
79,077
  
1966/67
73,073
47,857
64,356
1.88
22,720
88,609
  
1967/68
74,260
50,874
63,303
1.98
21,938
84,881
  
1968/69
73,632
50,612
60,922
2.04
24,929
88,460
  
1969/70
75,883
50,143
59,716
2.11
23,664
89,687
  
1970/71
75,573
51,396
61,467
2.07
24,056
89,365
  
1971/72
77,285
51,847
61,355
2.10
22,200
87,651
  
1972/73
78,226
50,339
59,680
2.15
25,472
89,445
  
1973/74
78,805
55,412
61,828
2.17
24,311
88,790
  
1974/75
74,368
52,016
60,195
2.10
25,353
93,159
  
1975/76
78,183
54,214
61,353
2.16
18,505
84,687
  
1976/77
69,960
50,165
60,377
1.99
25,541
86,411
1.57
1.36
1977/78
80,814
51,397
60,988
2.17
19,540
77,651
1.73
1.46
1978/79
87,294
56,523
62,113
2.32
24,184
92,136
2.00
1.64
1979/80
88,110
59,197
61,279
2.40
30,108
99,024
2.08
1.69
1980/81
79,963
50,777
58,870
2.22
33,192
107,707
1.87
1.58
1981/82
83,696
58,824
59,599
2.39
25,374
91,689
1.89
1.61
1982/83
88,385
60,856
59,812
2.50
24,981
99,160
1.99
1.67
1983/84
82,255
58,483
59,694
2.36
28,118
103,996
1.95
1.72
1984/85
90,144
60,438
61,414
2.45
20,140
89,262
2.05
1.73
1985/86
85,121
63,598
60,461
2.46
26,826
100,533
2.18
1.85
1986/87
91,865
63,520
62,334
2.49
26,731
121,564
2.33
1.91
1987/88
84,225
63,232
60,133
2.45
32,333
118,593
2.36
2.00
1988/89
69,306
56,430
64,771
1.94
27,074
90,312
2.05
1.82
1989/90
77,059
67,647
62,722
2.31
17,507
100,786
2.20
1.84
1990/91
83,413
62,799
61,030
2.40
26,993
104,701
2.36
1.99
1991/92
83,319
68,754
61,834
2.46
26,974
111,123
2.40
2.02
1992/93
79,140
67,763
58,903
2.49
28,216
105,290
2.33
2.05
1993/94
80,115
66,584
59,689
2.46
21,102
100,953
2.19
1.91
1994/95
81,130
69,006
58,815
2.55
22,096
105,296
2.21
1.94
1995/96
84,138
70,101
59,764
2.58
20,775
109,438
2.24
1.97
1996/97
79,139
70,640
61,169
2.45
20,739
105,179
2.23
2.00
1997/98
78,535
74,001
61,084
2.50
17,424
103,044
2.27
1.98
1998/99
81,992
69,395
60,006
2.52
21,827
111,809
2.33
1.99
1999/00
84,405
75,177
63,181
2.53
24,662
109,115
2.52
2.12
2000/01
81,520
72,083
60,355
2.54
28,848
106,412
2.52
2.23
2001/02
80,354
76,062
63,516
2.46
21,248
110,384
2.46
2.15
2002/03
73,014
76,453
63,942
2.34
22,458
102,978
2.39
2.08
2003/04
76,098
81,292
63,371
2.48
22,013
111,011
2.55
2.18
2004/05
75,375
82,747
61,944
2.55
25,947
114,489
2.60
2.21
2005/06
75,610
74,851
61,637
2.44
27,758
105,181
2.49
2.19
2006/07
70,548
70,235
60,632
2.32
21,345
96,400
2.26
2.05
2007/08
69,880
77,021
61,006
2.41
14,990
104,089
2.26
1.96
2008/09
70,180
76,090
60,152
2.43
21,585
103,658
2.37
2.06
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
1.95
2012/13
52,049
67,829
56,260
2.13
21,381
76,547
2.10
1.89
2013/14
57,581
78,365
58,257
2.33
14,156
89,304
2.27
1.98
2014/15
63,634
77,197
57,646
2.44
19,176
 
2.40
 
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: 9/15/2014