The truth is clear. We live in world commerce, and the demand for hay and alfalfa across the ocean is growing. China, the United Arab, Emirates, and Japan have all become major markets for U.S. hay. According the David Pierson (2015) with LA Times, “Faced with dwindling access to water and arable land, China has little choice but to turn to U.S. farmers to help supply feed for the country’s growing herd of dairy cows.” As a result Famers have a chance to expand their current markets if they have the right tools.
“Agricultural exports to China soared to $25.8 billion last year from $5 billion a decade earlier. China is the biggest buyer of U.S. soybeans, which is used to feed livestock and make cooking oil. U.S. dairy exports to China — fueled in part by U.S. alfalfa — grew to $706 million last year, up from $137 million in 2009, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council in Virginia.”(Pierson,2015)
Now is the time to jump into this growing market. To do it right though farmers and corporations need tools like the Hay-X-Press. Because of the clean air act the cost to haul these loads is up and that makes the size and weight of these bales critical. In high demand market like this every stalk counts, and the Hay-X-Press ensures all the hay is used. Call us today for more information.