ALFALFA HAY
Acreage, Yield, and Production, Montana, USA
Last updated January 12, 2012

Year Total Value
Acres Production Price Per Ton Dols. Value of Prod-
uction (000) Dols.
Value Per Acre Dols.
New
Seed-
ings
(000)
Har-
vested
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Total Tons
(000)
2011
2010
2009
80
125
100
2,000
1,950
1,700
2.2
2.3
2.1
4,400
4,485
3,570

81.00
96.00

363,285
342,720

186
202

Year Total Value Irrigated Non-Irrigated
Acres Production
New
Seed-
ings
(000)
Har-
vested
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Total Tons
(000)
Price Per Ton Dols. Value of Prod-
uction (000) Dols.
Value Per Acre Dols. Harvested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
Harvested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
2008
2007
2006
85
135
125
1,600
1,700
1,550
1.9
2.2
2.1
3,040
3,740
3,255
117.00
79.00
78.00
355,680
295,460 253,890
222
174
164
595
687
715
3.3
3.5
3.4
1,959
2,412
2,430
1,005
963
835
1.1
1.4
1.0
1,081
1,383
825

Year Total Value Irrigated Non-Irrigated
Acres Production
New
Seed-
ings
(000)
Total
(000)
Har-
vested
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Total Tons
(000)
Price Per Ton Dols. Value of Prod-
uction (000) Dols.
Value Per Acre Dols. Total
Acres
(000)
Har-
vested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
Total
Acres
(000)
Har-
vested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
2005
2004
2003
2002
135
105
120
120
1,892
1,866
1,785
1,854
1,750
1,400
1,600
1,500
2.20
2.30
2.10
2.00
3,850
3,220

3,360
3,000
71.00
77.00
75.00
85.00
273,350
247,940
252,000
255,000
156
177
158
170
781
795
795
759
755
750
775
720
3.4
3.4
3.3
3.1
2,580
2,530

2,520
2,240
1,111
1,071

990
1,095
995
650

825
780
1.3
1.
1
1.0
1.0
1,270
690
840
760

Year Total Value Irrigated Non-Irrigated
Acres Production
New
Seed-
ings
(000)
Har-
vested
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Total Tons
(000)
Price Per Ton Dols. Value of Prod-
uction (000) Dols.
Value Per Acre Dols. Harvested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
Harvested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
2001 120 1,600 2.20 3,520 95.50 336,160 210 790.0 3.40 2,685.0 810.0 1.00 835.0
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
130
200
130
150
--
1,400
1,700
1,700
1,650
1,700
2.10
2.20
2.20
2.40
2.10
2,940
3,740
3,740
3,960
3,570
86.50
66.00
73.00
80.00
81.00
254,310
246,840
273,020
316,800
289,170
182
145
161
192
170
750.0
773.0
790.0
710.0
800.0
3.10
3.20
3.40
3.50
3.10
2,350.0
2,485.0
2,680.0
2,490.0
2,500.0
650.0
927.0
910.0
940.0
900.0
0.90
1.40
1.20
1.60
1.20
590.0
1,255.0
1,060.0
1,470.0
1,070.0
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
--
--
--
--
--
1,600
1,550
1,450
1,300
1,350
2.50
2.30
2.40
2.30
2.50
4,000
3,565
3,480
2,990
3,375
67.50
71.50
69.50
71.50
51.50
270,000
254,898
241,860
213,785
173,813
169
164
167
164
129
780.0
780.0
720.0
710.0
715.0
3.40
3.20
3.20
3.20
3.40
2,655.0
2,500.0
2,335.0
2,290.0
2,415.0
820.0
770.0
730.0
590.0
635.0
1.60
1.40
1.60
1.20
1.50
1,345.0
1,065.0
1,145.0
700.0
960.0
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
--
--
--
--
--
1,300
1,200
1,100
1,300
1,300
2.50
2.20
1.90
2.20
2.30
3,250
2,640
2,090
2,860
2,990
65.00
70.00
--
--
--
211,250
184,800
--
--
--
163
154
--
--
--
720.0
680.0
740.0
700.0
680.0
3.40
3.00
2.50
3.10
3.10
2,450.0
2,020.0
1,850.0
2,200.0
2,108.0
580.0
520.0
360.0
600.0
620.0
1.40
1.20
0.70
1.10
1.40
800.0
620.0
240.0
660.0
882.0

ALFALFA HAY: Acreage and Production
Year Total Irrigated Non-Irrigated
Acres Production
Harvested
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Total Tons
(000)
Harvested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
Tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
Harvested
Acres
(000)
Yield
Per Acre
tons
Pro-
duction
Tons
(000)
1988
1987
1986
1,100
1,300
1,300
1.90
2.20
2.30
2,090
2,860
2,990
740.0
700.0
680.0
2.50
3.10
3.10
1,850.0
2,200.0
2,108.0
360.0
600.0
620.0
0.70
1.10
1.40
240.0
660.0
882.0
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
950
1,150
1,170
1,350
1,360
1.80
2.10
2.30
2.50
2.60
1,710
2,415
2,691
3,375
3,536
600.0
650.0
608.0
699.0
700.4
2.50
2.80
3.10
3.20
3.40
1,500.0
--
--
--
--
350.0
500.0
562.0
651.0
659.6
0.60
1.10
1.40
1.70
1.70
210.0
--
--
--
--
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1,200
1,300
1,320
1,170
1,170
2.35
2.25
2.30
2.15
2.20
2,820
2,925
3,036
2,516
2,574
660.0
660.4
672.0
616.5
652.8
3.10
3.10
2.80
2.80
2.80
--
--
--
--
--
540.0
639.6
648.0
553.5
517.2
1.40
1.30
1.80
1.50
1.50
--
--
--
--
--
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1,230
1,220
1,220
1,200
1,160
2.30
2.10
2.10
2.15
2.05
2,829
2,562
2,562
2,580
2,378
683.7
693.0
760.0
679.4
630.0
2.80
2.70
2.60
2.70
2.70
--
--
--
--
--
546.3
527.0
460.0
520.6
530.0
1.70
1.30
1.30
1.40
1.30
--
--
--
--
--
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1,162
1,118
1,107
1,118
1,045
2.15
2.05
2.05
2.15
1.85
2,498
2,292
2,269
2,404
1,933
628.9
652.0
646.0
638.0
599.5
2.70
2.60
2.60
2.60
2.40
--
--
--
--
--
533.1
466.0
461.0
480.0
445.5
1.50
1.30
1.30
1.50
1.10
--
--
--
--
--
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1,100
1,048
1,048
1,017
959
1.95
2.00
2.00
2.00
1.70
2,145
2,096
2,096
2,034
1,630
608.0
581.5
566.0
544.5
520.0
2.40
2.40
2.52
2.46
2.39
--
--
--
--
--
492.0
466.5
482.0
472.5
439.0
1.40
1.40
1.39
1.47
0.88
--
--
--
--
--
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
979
1,009
999
1,041
964
1.80
1.80
1.85
1.80
1.65
1,762
1,816
1,848
1,874
1,591
503.0
505.0
559.5
578.0
572.2
2.33
2.26
2.40
2.30
2.18
--
--
--
--
--
476.0
504.0
439.5
463.0
391.8
1.24
1.34
1.15
1.19
0.88
--
--
--
--
--
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
974
955
946
845
768
1.75
1.70
1.75
1.65
1.50
1,704
1,624
1,656
1,394
1,152
561.2
563.9
572.3
525.6
465.4
2.16
2.11
2.12
2.06
1.88
--
--
--
--
--
412.8
391.1
373.7
319.4
302.6
1.19
1.11
1.18
0.97
0.92
--
--
--
--
--
1950
1949
1948
1947
1946
753
710
657
670
684
1.65
1.45
1.70
1.60
1.55
1,242
1,030
1,117
1,072
1,060
447.3
448.0
405.6
415.7
418.0
2.01
1.82
1.99
1.89
1.88
--
--
--
--
--
305.7
262.0
251.4
254.3
266.0
1.12
0.82
1.23
1.13
1.03
--
--
--
--
--
1945
1944
1943
1942
1941
736
759
730
723
657
1.60
1.62
1.70
1.75
1.70
1,178
1,230
1,241
1,265
1,117
456.6
474.4
463.6
476.5
449.4
1.92
1.91
1.96
1.99
1.97
--
--
--
--
--
279.4
284.6
266.4
246.5
207.6
1.07
1.14
1.25
1.29
1.12
--
--
--
--
--
1940
1939
1938
1937
1936
602
590
566
515
554
1.60
1.70
1.65
1.55
1.40
963
1,003
934
798
776
442.2
446.5
398.6
392.9
433.6
1.86
1.90
1.88
1.77
1.63
--
--
--
--
--
159.8
143.5
167.4
122.1
120.4
0.89
1.06
1.11
0.85
0.58
--
--
--
--
--
1935
1934
1933
1932
1931
660
600
809
825
660
1.20
1.45
1.50
1.70
1.40
792
870
1,214
1,402
924
451.6
414.4
423.5
450.8
429.9
1.40
1.76
1.88
2.03
1.73
--
--
--
--
--
208.4
185.6
385.5
374.2
230.1
0.76
0.75
1.08
1.30
0.78
--
--
--
--
--
1930
1929
1928
1927
1926
733
740
689
710
592
1.50
1.55
1.95
2.05
1.80
1,100
1,147
1,344
1,456
1,066
447.3
427.4
--
--
--
1.82
1.83
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
285.7
312.6
--
--
--
1.00
1.16
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921
604
598
536
486
466
1.75
1.80
2.10
1.90
1.95
1,057
1,076
1,126
923
909
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--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
1920
1919
424
374
1.95
1.60
827
598
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