What is 2019 Standing Alfalfa Worth?

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of a formal commodity market like we have for corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings during the same growing season versus a single year-end harvest for grain crops often with more variation in quality, as well as yield. As a result, the price for standing hay is often different from farm to farm, even between fields. Here’s one example for pricing a field of standing hay in 2019.

UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent Greg Blonde describes in the factsheet What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2019? pricing alfalfa for a 4 cut and a 3 cut system.

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