U.S. alfalfa hay exports totaled 137,548 metric tons in May, the lowest total in the past three months, according to USDA’s Foreign Ag Service. China was the top foreign hay market for the month, at 50,195 metric tons (MT); followed by Japan, at 35,650 MT; and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at 23,688 MT.

May 2014 U.S. exports of other hay, at 126,744 MT, were the second-lowest monthly total of the year. Japan was the leading market, at 68,328 MT; followed by South Korea, at 32,285 MT; and China, at 12,066 MT.