Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Alfalfa Hay Market

Saudi Arabia’s decision to phase out forage production will increase demand for imported high protein alfalfa hay. The additional 825,000 metric tons of projected imports would be worth roughly $250 million per year at 2016 prices. The United States is well positioned to supply a large portion of the additional demand, but this may require that U.S. exporters and Saudi importers change business practices. While the United States is the primary exporter of alfalfa hay, Saudi dairies are attempting to develop alternative sources.

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Alfalfa Hay Market