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
67,977
77,023
59,574
2.43
20,931
101,667
2.39
2.07
2011/12
64,815
65,065
55,204
2.35
22,217
89,723
2.24
1.92
2012/13
50,600
66,472
54,653
2.14
21,381
75,175
2.05
1.84
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
 
2.53
 
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: 11/12/2014