U.S. alfalfa hay exports totaled 124,939 metric tons in November, down about 21,500 tons from October and the lowest monthly total of the year, according to USDA’s Foreign Ag Service. Alfalfa exports for the month were valued at $40.9 million, down from $48.7 million in October. China was the top foreign alfalfa hay market for the month (50,598 metric tons), followed by Japan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Meanwhile, November 2014 U.S. exports of other hay, at 126,563 metric tons, were down 27,400 metric tons. Exports of other hay for the month were valued at $43.0 million, down from $53.5 million the month before. Japan was the leading market for the month (65,243 metric tons), followed by South Korea and UAE.